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  1. New Faculty Orientation Dave Fairris, Vice Provost For Undergraduate Education

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

  3. Fall 2006 Undergraduate Enrollment: 14,792 College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)

  4. Fall 2006 Student Gender Diversity

  5. Fall 2006 Student Race and Ethnic Diversity

  6. Fall 2006 Most Popular Majors

  7. 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

  8. 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%

  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 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://www.learningcenter.ucr.edu/

  12. Student Conflict Services UCR Police Department • 911 • Non-Emergency (951) 827-5222 http://www.police.ucr.edu/ Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs • Enforces the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students. • 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://conduct.ucr.edu/ 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://www.conflictresolution.ucr.edu/

  13. 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 mentoring. • Undergraduate Research Grants – Funding up to $1,000   • Classroom Initiatives • Flex Classrooms – Surge 171-173 • Instructional Innovation Incubator – Surge 170 • Course Evaluations • iEVAL • Undergraduate Program Review http://instruction.ucr.edu/