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Syllabus Templates for Fall 2022

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Course Calendars Fall 2022

UNIV 100 Mini-Grants

Additional funding is available to individual sections of UNIV 100 in order for students to partake in special projects, field trips, and purchase UNIV 100 Showcase supplies. In order to request such funding, please complete the application and wait for approval from the Office of First-Year Experience.  Please DO NOT pay for anything without having received approval from the OFYE.  The OFYE is not able to reimburse instructors for purchases made without prior approval. The Mini Grant application will open on April 4, 2022. You can find the form using this link

UNIV 100 Showcase

The UNIV 100 Showcase is a great way to show off your First-Year Seminar student's individual and group projects. Information about Showcase is available here.

Focus 2 / Career Services

Career Services offers sessions to help UNIV 100 students with major and career options:

  • A two-day session in the Career Services computer lab. Students will be guided by the associate director of Career Services in the importance of career planning as well as completing a major and career assessment called Focus 2. Students will learn how to use the assessment and analyze their results. In the past, students have reported that they found these sessions very helpful. Although any UNIV 100 instructor may use this service, instructors of Mastering the First-Year are especially encouraged to participate.
  • A career services representative comes to your class and discusses career planning.
  • A half-class period session on career planning.

To schedule a session, please contact the Office of Career Services at (337) 482-1444. If you have 25 or more students in your class, please let them know so they can set up extra computers in the lab.

Peer Mentors

The UNIV 100 course utilizes a Peer Mentor program to aid in the successful transition of new students by connecting them with upper-division students who serve as role models, mentors, and resources. Peer Mentors are chosen via a competitive selection process. They receive training to help them prepare for their roles as mentors. We make every effort to match peer mentors and instructors based on interest in the course material and schedule availability. Peer Mentors serve as resources, not as teaching assistants. Instructors and Peer Mentors meet prior to the start of the semester to discuss expectations for the semester.

Library Resources

UNIV 100 sections are invited to bring their students to Dupré Library for an informational session on library resources. Sessions can be general or specifically tailored to the content of your course or a specific assignment. Librarian Jennifer Hamilton, the UNIV 100 instructional liaison, will help develop a session that fits your course needs. To schedule a session, contact Jennifer in her office (153 Dupré), at (337) 482-1160, or

Attendance and Grade Checks

The university uses Student Success Manager to let students know they are at risk of failing a course. There will be an attendance check early in the semester and three semester grade checks. All UNIV 100 instructors must to participate in these checks. A notification for the check will be sent via email along with further instructions on completion. The student will be sent an email informing them of the at-risk status. It is worthwhile to inform your class when the grade checks are happening to let them to be on the lookout for e-mails regarding their status.