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Title: New Faculty Orientation

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

Fall 2006 Undergraduate Enrollment 14,792
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
(CHASS) College of Natural and Agricultural
Sciences (CNAS) Bourns College of Engineering
Fall 2006 Student Gender Diversity
Fall 2006 Student Race and Ethnic Diversity
Fall 2006 Most Popular Majors
Fall 2006 Entering Freshmen Profile
  • First Generation College Students 50
  • Low Income Status 43
  • Awarded Financial Aid 62

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 2006 Entering Freshmen
  • Did not place into English 1A (Composition) 54
  • Did not place into Math9A (Calculus) 77
  • On academic probation
  • at the end of their first year 14
  • Dismissed by the end of their first year 6

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
  • Tutoring
  • Structured Study Groups
  • Programs that Help Students to Build Skills
  • Study Skills Workshops
  • GRE, MCAT, CSET, and LSAT Prep Courses
  • Summer 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
  • http//

Student Conflict Services
  • UCR Police Department
  • 911
  • Non-Emergency (951) 827-5222
  • http//
  • Student Conduct Academic Integrity Programs
  • Enforces the University of California Policies
    Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and
  • Educates students about the rights and
    responsibilities they have as part of the
    University and surrounding community.
  • Engages in outreach work to assist faculty and
    staff in encouraging student accountability.
  • http//
  • Vice Provost for Conflict Resolution
  • Act as a Central Coordinating Body for the
    various conflicts resolution programs (Labor
    Relations, Student Judicial Affairs, Affirmative
    Action, Title IV, Ombudsperson and the Vice
    Provost for Faculty Affairs).
  • Provide opportunities to solve conflict in a more
    informal way through mediation and through
    education and training programs for staff,
    students faculty and administrators.
  • http//

Instructional Development
  • Scholarship of Teaching Symposium Series
  • Instructional Innovation Excellence Grants
  • Instructional Support Grants for Undergraduate
    Education - Funding up to 1, 000 to support
    minor curricular revisions
  • Instructional Innovation Grants Funding up to
    15,000 depending on grant category. Supports
    major course/curriculum redesign, development of
    new pedagogical approaches that optimize
    technology to engage and enhance student
    learning. Also supports conference attendace
    for teaching learning.
  • Excellence in Mentoring Grants Funding up to
    1,500 to support jr.faculty and student
  • Undergraduate Research Grants Funding up to
  • Classroom Initiatives
  • Flex Classrooms Surge 171-173
  • Instructional Innovation Incubator Surge 170
  • Course Evaluations
  • iEVAL
  • Undergraduate Program Review
  • http//