UNA - University Experience (UNA)

UNA 500. Preparing Future Faculty I. (1 Credit)

This one-credit seminar is designed to provide an initial preparation for students who anticipate teaching at the university level. The course focuses on both abstract and concrete concepts essential to successful college teaching, including: course preparation, facilitating and assessing student learning, classroom management, using technology, and professional ethics. It is the first course in the three-credit Preparing Future Faculty coursework sequence.

UNA 501. Preparing Future Faculty II. (1 Credit)

This one-credit seminar is designed to provide an initial preparation for students who anticipate teaching at the university level. The course focuses on pedagogy, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and evidence-based instruction. Students will also be introduced to philosophies of academic advising and mentorship. It is the second course in the three-credit Preparing Future Faculty coursework sequence.

UNA 502. Preparing Future Faculty III. (1 Credit)

This one-credit seminar is designed to provide an initial preparation for students who anticipate teaching at the university level. The course focuses on issues related to the transition from graduate school to academia. Course topics include: strategies for balancing teaching, research, and service; networking within your institution and the field; work-life balance; and employer expectations. Students will also visit local colleges/universities to gain insight into the structure and atmosphere of various schools according to their Carnegie Classification. This is the third course in the three-credit Preparing Future Faculty coursework sequence.