New Faculty Info

The resources below can help you develop your syllabi, courses, and course materials. All documents linked below require the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


  • Syllabus Template
    This document contains the new template for USA syllabi.
  • Syllabus Tips
    These tips will help you consider the tone and wording of your syllabus so that it will be a more effective governing document for your course.
  • Learning Outcomes
    This document provides useful information on how to write learning outcomes and objectives.
  • Attendance Issues
    This document contains helpful advice on how to improve student attendance in your classes.
  • Fifty Teaching Strategies
    These strategies should help faculty in all disciplines improve their teaching.
  • Orientation Handbook for New Faculty
    This is the PDF version of the 2011 handbook given out at Orientation.  The 2011 version will be available soon.
  • Instructional Workshops
    This is the official list of events that count toward the required 6 hours of Instructional Workshops requirement for the New Faculty Development Program.