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  1. New Faculty Orientation David Fairris, Vice Provost Undergraduate Education

  2. Undergraduate Enrollment by College • Student Demographic Characteristics • Top Ten Majors • Entering Student Profile • Teaching Challenges • Teaching Joys • Resources

  3. Fall 2007 Undergraduate Enrollment: 14,973 College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)

  4. Fall 2007 Student Gender Diversity

  5. Fall 2007 Student Race and Ethnic Diversity

  6. Fall 2007 Most Popular Majors

  7. 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

  8. 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%

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

  10. RESOURCES

  11. 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 http://www.learningcenter.ucr.edu/

  12. 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 http://www.honors.ucr.edu/Welcome.html

  13. 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

  14. 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 http://instruction.ucr.edu/