About the AFYE Archive and Library
- The AFYE Archive is a collection of print and web resources from past Freshman Faculty Series events.
- The AFYE Library contains a wide range of books and videos useful to faculty and staff who work extensively with CSUN freshmen. Check it out: visit CIELO (Sierra Hall 4th floor) or browse this list of the AFYE Library titles and authors (.xlsx).
Archived Events, Handouts, and Other Resources from AFYE
- Being an Ally: A Workshop on Providing a More Inclusive Campus Environment for LGBTIQQ Students (Feb. 2011)
- Beyond Memorization: Helping Freshmen Learn (9/17/14)
Crash Course for Faculty Teaching Freshmen (Fall 2010)
Dealing with D, U, and F Grades at the Learning Centered University: resources from the Spring 2010 CIELO Event (Mar. 2010)
DIGLA: Taking Your Class Out to Learn in Los Angeles (Feb. 2009)
Freshman Convocation videos (2007-2014)
Garbology by Edward Humes: resources for faculty and staff (AY 2013-2014)
Handling Disruption and Distress in the (Freshman) Classroom (Dec. 2008; resource links updated spring 2011)
Help! My Freshmen Are Out of Control! (April 2008)
Helping Students Read Difficult Texts (March 2012)
Mindset, Strengths, and Hope (7/23/13)
Reflections on the Teaching of Freshmen (Sep. 2008)
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 (AY 2009-2010)
Stretch Composition: CSUN's New Freshman Writing Courses, or, "Stretch for the Rest of Us." Overview and primer for non-writing faculty. (Apr. 2012)
Teaching First Generation Students: Understanding and Supporting the Learning Process for First Generation College Students at CSUN. (May 2009)
Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education by Kathleen F. Gabriel: faculty book group resources (2009).
"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 (Sep. 2012)
Tomorrow's Professor: this blog 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. (Jan. 2013)
- When Students Don't Do the Reading, What Can You Do? Resource list of suggestions and recommended readings.