Student Success Seminars

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Teach University U100: Academic Year 2022-2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MARCH 24 AT 4 P.M. (note: this a firm deadline; no materials will be accepted late)


Position Announcements




Application Instructions for Academic First Year Experiences (AFYE)

General Instructions

  • See position announcements for electronic submission instructions. Please do not email your application materials.
  • If you are applying to teach both U100 and U396A:
    • Resume/CV
      • Submit one to either submission link
    • Letter of Intent
      • Submit one that clearly addresses all of the details specified in all of the relevant position announcements.
      • Submit to either submission link
    • Reflections
      • Submit two, one for each course
      • Submit each to the appropriate submission link (100 or U396A)
    • Professional Recommendation Forms

New AFYE Applicants

  • New AFYE applicants (or those who have not applied or taught an AFYE course within the last 5 years)
    • Submit a complete application (see position announcement for details)

Returning AFYE Applicants

  • Recent AFYE applicants (those who have taught or applied to teach an AFYE course within the last 5 years)
    • Resume/CV
      • This is only required if the resume/CV in our files is older than 5 years or if there have been updates you would like us to have.
    • Letter of Intent
      • If you are applying to teach a in a pool you have been a part of in the last 5 years, your letter of intent only needs to state which pool(s) you are applying to.
      • If you are applying to a pool you have never been in, your letter of intent must address all of the details specified in the relevant position announcement(s).
    • Reflection
      • Submit your reflection, as described in the position announcement.
    • Professional Recommendations
      • Not required. However, if you would like to replace one or more of your previous recommendations, please send a written request to Academic First Year Experiences and specify which recommendation(s) you would like to replace and who the new recommendation(s) will come from.

CSUN Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

  • CSUN tenured/tenure-track faculty: The professional recommendations referred to in the position announcements are not required as part of your application; all other application components are require


Professional Recommendation Form



The University 100 Steering Committee manages and monitors the course, assists in its continuing development, and helps design professional development for new and continuing faculty members teaching the course.

Committee Members  

Christopher Aston

Director, Student Development & Transitional Programs

Nyla Dalferes

Interim Director, CSUN Career Center

Susanna Eng-Ziskin


Autumn Fabricant

Coordinator, Student Success & Equity

Kim Henige

Director, Academic First Year Experiences & Professor of Kinesiology

Debbi Mercado

Course Coordinator, Academic First Year Experiences

Lisa Riccomini

Faculty, Academic First Year Experiences

Heidi Schumacher

Director, Common Reading Program

April Z. Taylor

Professor of Child & Adolescent Development

David Wakefield

Chair & Professor of Child & Adolescent Development



Academic First Year Experiences
Valera Hall 280

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8370

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

People to Contact

Kim Henige, Ed.D.
AFYE Director
(818) 677-3932
Email Dr. Henige

Kelly Kroeker
AFYE Administrative Analyst/Specialist
(818) 677-6535
Email Kelly Kroeker

Debbi Mercado
AFYE Course Coordinator & Faculty
Email Debbi Mercado



Thank you for your interest in U100.