University faculty and staff, who hold a master’s degree or higher and want to help new students transition successfully to academic and student life, are encouraged to apply to teach the Wisconsin Experience Seminar (Counseling Psychology 125).
First-Year Seminar Administrators Group
CFYE coordinates a network of first-year seminar instructors and administrators from across campus. Meetings are held 2-3 times a year, and resources and opportunities are shared via a list-serv. To join the list-serv, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the first-year seminars at UW here.
Teaching First-Year Students Resources
CFYE strives to support high-quality teaching and learning experiences in the first-year within and outside of the classroom. To support faculty, staff, TAs, and undergraduate students who teach and/or work with first-year students, CFYE provides support resources in the accordion panel to the right.
- UW Resources
- CIRP Freshmen Survey Infographic (fall 2016)
- E-Source for College Transitions
- First-Year Students – Michigan State University Academic Advancement Network Teaching and Learning Resource
- Mindset List for the Class of 2020
- Teaching First-Year Students – Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching Teaching Guide
- The Toolbox – Teaching and learning resource for instructors
- Your First College Year Survey Infographic (spring 2016)
Workshops, Training, and Consulting
CFYE works with campus partners to provide tailored workshops for faculty, staff, TAs, and undergraduate students who teach and/or work with first-year students (freshman and transfer students). To the right are examples of recent workshops CFYE has facilitated. Individualized support for developing, reviewing, or consulting on courses, lesson plans, activities, assignments, and programs for first-year students is also available. Contact Tess Smith at email@example.com for more information or to schedule workshop.