Academic First Year Experiences

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    Academic First Year Experiences

Academic First Year Experiences


Recommended Reading

Man reading a newspaper while walking.

Thinking outside the Office (Hours). Fiona Rawle
 Close [fiona.rawle@utoronto.ca]. National Teaching and Learning Forum, Volume 26, Number 4, May 2017. Excerpted by Rick Reis for the Tomorrow's Professor blog at https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1587: "I decided to hold walking office hours...."  She's in Toronto; here in LA, you could make this strategy work even better.

You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression: First Year Retention Report from Institutional Research at CSUN in collaboration with the Office of Student Success Innovations and Undergraduate Studies. 5/24/17.

Helping Students Learn from TextsTomorrow's Professor, 1551. Sample: "One of the biggest surprises that new faculty experience is that most students rarely read before coming to class – or after attending class for that matter. This observation is true across disciplines, but it may be even more of a problem in science classes." 3/16/17.

9 Tools for the Accidental Writing Teacher by Daveena Tauber. 6/30/16.

Five New Year's Resolutions for College Faculty by Karen Hughes Miller. Faculty Focus, 12/11/15.

Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions by Maryellen Weimer. Faculty Focus. 9/30/15.

Why We Believe in Our Students: A Timely Reminder by Maryellen Weimer. Faculty Focus. 12/3/14.

10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work by Mary Bart, Faculty Focus. 9/12/14.