Academic First Year Experiences Archive
Freshman Faculty Series: Upcoming Events
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Archived Events, Handouts, and Websites from the Freshman Faculty Series
- Being an Ally: A Workshop on Providing a More Inclusive Campus Environment for LGBTIQQ Students (2/25/2011)
- Breaking the Spell of Self-Absorption: Introducing Freshmen to the World Beyond Themselves (3/26/08)
- Course, Interrupted: Handling Problem Behaviors in Your Classroom (Feb. 2013)
- Crash Course for Faculty Teaching Freshmen (Fall 2010)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon: resources for faculty and staff (2010-2011)
- Dealing with D, U, and F Grades at the Learning Centered University: Resources from the Spring 2010 CIELO Event (3/9/2010)
- DIGLA: Taking Your Class Out to Learn in Los Angeles (2/3/09)
- Effective, Engaging Group Work for Classes of Any Size. BCFS/AFYE Roundtable with Mary-Pat Stein and Alexa Dimakos (October 2012)
- Effective Writing Assignments: A "Core Commitment" across Disciplines (11/14/08)
- Freshman Connection Learning Communities: Collaborating for Success (2/23/09)
- Freshman Convocation videos (2007-2011)
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: resources for faculty and staff (2011-2012)
- Handling Disruption and Distress in the (Freshman) Classroom: Mark Stevens (Director of University Counseling Services) and Jennifer Zvi (Center on Disabilities) (12/2/08; resource links updated spring 2011)
- Help! My Freshmen Are Out of Control! (4/30/08)
- Helping Students Read Difficult Texts. Dr. Sharon Klein, English and WRAD (3/20/12)
- "The New High Touch, High Tech University 100: Using Technology to Supplement the Freshman Seminar." Video. Teaching & Learning Bytes, Academic Technology, CSUN. 4/25/11.
- Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich: resources for faculty and staff (2008-2009)
- One Amazing Thing by Jeannette Walls: resources for faculty and staff (2012-2013)
- Reflections on the Teaching of Freshmen. Dr. James E. Sefton, History Department (9/25/08)
- Scaffolding Freshmen without a Hanging: Pedagogy in the Freshman Classroom (4/14/08)
- Six Keys to Creating Effective Group Assignments and Team Projects by Wendy Yost (Faculty Development, 2011)
- The Soloist by Steve Lopez: resources for faculty and staff (2009-2010)
- Stretch Composition: CSUN's New Freshman Writing Courses, or, "Stretch for the Rest of Us." Overview and primer for non-writing faculty. Dr. Anne Kellenberger and Prof. Mary Riggs (4/18/12)
- Student Health 101: An Introduction to CSUN's Digital Health Magazine for Students (March 2013)
- Teaching First Generation Students: Understanding and Supporting the Learning Process for First Generation College Students at CSUN. (5/5/09)
- Teaching Tips Index: this fabulous website, originally posted by the Faculty Development folks at Honolulu Community College, offers a comprehensive list of Teaching Tips beautifully grouped in usable categories (such as Core Abilities, Critical Thinking, The First Day, and How People Learn). A classic! (That is: clearly old but really good.) URL: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/teachtip.htm
- Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education by Kathleen F. Gabriel: Faculty Book Groups (spring, summer, and fall 2009).
- The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien: resources for faculty and staff (2007-2008)
- "Thriving in Academe": The View from CSUN. Series. Topics: "Teach as You Learn: Teaching By the Seat of Your Pants," "Do-It-Yourself Rubrics," "Multiple Mentors," and "Back to Basics: Didn't They Learn That in High School?"
- Time Management and Student Engagement: BCFS/AFYE Roundtable with Erin Delaney and Kim Henige (September 2012)
- Tomorrow's Professor is a mailing list and blog archive that offers "Desk-Top Faculty Development, One Hundred Times A Year." It is sponsored by the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning.
- The Toolbox: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Faculty: "The Toolbox is an online professional development newsletter offering innovative learner-centered strategies for empowering college students to achieve greater success. The newsletter is published six times a year, and the online subscription is free."
Recent issues have included topics such as "Organizing Teaching to Promote Learning," "Web-Based Assignment Venues," "If You Are Here, Raise Your Hand: The Attendance Dilemma," and "Going Retro--Teaching Techless" (among others).
- The Visual Syllabus: includes handouts, tips, and resources to help you communicate and organize course content and requirements by using a splash of color, a series of images, and other mainstays of the visual vocabulary.
- When Students Don't Do the Reading, What Can You Do? Resource list of suggestions and recommended readings.
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