Faculty Resources for First Year Students
As many experienced faculty and teaching assistants know, teaching first-year students can often be equal parts exciting and frustrating. For the first-year student who is entering college directly from high school, the transition to college academics and life away from home can be difficult. During this time, first-year students are developing an identify, expanding intellectually, deciding about career and lifestyle, and learning how to develop their own philosophy of life. The foundations for lifestyle and intellectual curiosity laid during a students first year at university can reverberate throughout their lifetime. Key in guiding the personal and intellectual growth of first-year students are the faculty teaching first-year seminars and first courses in the major. In an effort to assist faculty and teaching assistants who work directly with first-year students, we have developed the following resources.