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Title: New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation
David Fairris, Vice Provost Undergraduate
  • Undergraduate Enrollment by College
  • Student Demographic Characteristics
  • Top Ten Majors
  • Entering Student Profile
  • Teaching Challenges
  • Teaching Joys
  • Resources

Fall 2007 Undergraduate Enrollment 14,973
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
(CHASS) College of Natural and Agricultural
Sciences (CNAS) Bourns College of Engineering
Fall 2007 Student Gender Diversity
Fall 2007 Student Race and Ethnic Diversity
Fall 2007 Most Popular Majors
Fall 2007 Entering Freshmen Profile
  • First Generation College Students 50
  • Low Income Status 40
  • Awarded Financial Aid 77
  • Living On Campus 70

First Generation Neither parent earned a 4-yr
degree Low Income Self-reported parental income
is less than or equal to 30,000 Awarded Aid
Determined based on financial need
Teaching Challenges
  • Fall 2007 Entering Freshmen
  • Did not place into English 1A (Composition) 49
  • Did not place into Math9A (Calculus) 80
  • On academic probation
  • at the end of their first year 18
  • Dismissed by the end of their first year 7

Teaching Joys
  • Students Are Talented, but Unsophisticated and
  • The Joy of Imparting Life Possibilities
  • A Diverse Student Body
  • The Joy of Body Count Diversity and the
    Challenge of Moving Beyond It

Learning Center Programs and Services
  • Programs that Help Students in Classes
  • Drop In-Tutoring
  • Early Warning System
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Programs that Help Students to Build Skills
  • Study Skills Workshops
  • GRE, MCAT, CSET, and LSAT Prep Courses
  • Summer Bridge Pre-calculus and Writing Program
  • Programs that Help Students in Difficulty
  • Peer Counseling
  • Drop-in Academic Counselors
  • Services for Students
  • Placement Exams in Math and Chemistry
  • Computer Lab

University Honors Program
  • Three components of UHP
  • 1. Lower Division Honors New Entering Students
  • 2. Sophomore Honors Sophomores who did not
    participate in LDH as a new freshmen
  • 3. Upper Division Honors Juniors/Seniors
  • Faculty Involvement
  • Teach an honors seminar or course
  • Mentor Upper Division Honors student
  • Become a Faculty In-Residence
  • Serve as member of the Honors Executive Committee
  • Honors Benefits
  • Priority Registration
  • Extensive Peer Mentoring Program
  • Honors Fellowships
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Scholarship Advising
  • Community Service
  • Students volunteer over 12,000 hours annually,
    including 3500 hours of community service by
    first year students in Fall 2007.
  • Annual fundraisers non-profits, including over
    1000 can food items, 400 toys to local children,
    and 1000 donated to the Child Development Center

UCDC/Sacramento Program
  • About 70 students annually participate in the
    UCDC and 10-15 in the UCCS programs.
  • Selected participants spend one quarter earning
    academic credits for courses taken
  • Open to all students in all majors
  • Teach at UC Washington Center
  • For one quarter or for a year (without taking a
    leave and you get a teaching assistant)
  • Teach one elective course, conduct a weekly
    seminar, and supervise a UCR graduate student
  • Housing and Travel allowance plus your department
    receives funds to replace your course

Instructional Development
  • Scholarship of Teaching Symposium Series
  • Instructional Innovation Excellence Grants
  • Instructional Support for Undergraduate Education
    - Funding up to 1,500 to support minor
    curricular revisions. Grant proposals will be
    accepted on a quarterly basis.
  • Major Instructional Improvement in Undergraduate
    Education Funding up to 10,000 to support
    instructional innovation and other efforts to
    enhance undergraduate education. Grant proposals
    will be accepted on a yearly basis.
  • Undergraduate Research Grants Funding up to
    1,000 to support undergraduate engagement in
    laboratory or scholarly research, or other
    creative activity under the close guidance of a
    faculty mentor. Grant proposals will be accepted
    on a quarterly basis.
  • Classroom Initiatives
  • Flex Classrooms Surge 172, 172, 173, INTS 1121,
    1125 (Priority will be given to requests that
    clearly define pedagogy that encourage student
    engagement through the use of the classroom space
    and technologies.
  • Hyperstruction Studio Surge 170 (available for
    ad-hoc use or quarterly scheduling)
  • iEVAL
  • Undergraduate Program Review
  • Center for Instructional Innovation
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