The Instructor Manual includes everything you need to know to teach an FYE course.

Lesson Plans

We have posted sample lesson plans, activities, and assignments on our Lesson Plans page.

Professional Development Workshops

FYE instructor workshops run in the summer of each year. You can find a current list of available workshops. Some of our workshops are also in webinar form, including the FYE Orientation.

HuskyCT and PeopleSoft resources

We post webinars and FAQs on a variety of topics on the Instructor Technology Resources page.

Teaching and Learning Resources and Strategies

See our separate Research and Strategies site for professional articles looking at first year,international student, and teaching best practices research and strategies.

Reimbursement for Dairy Bar visit

  • Learning Community Classes: Please contact Jennifer Murphy ( for more details.
  • UNIV 1800 Classes: Please submit a Dairy Bar Order Form to Vanessa Licowski ( at least eight (8) days prior to the proposed visit date. Each class is allowed one visit funded by FYP&LC.

Grades and Evaluations


General – Instructor Resources

2017 UNIV 1800/1810 sample syllabi - Coming Soon

2016 UNIV 1800/1810 syllabus template - One Long Syllabus or two-part syllabus (Part I, Part 2)

UNIV Lesson Planning Template

Expert-Led Presentations

Required UNIV 1800/1810 presentations/assignments


International Sections – Instructor Resources

2017 UNIV 1800 International syllabus template - Coming Soon

2017 Potential Week-by-Week Curriculum - Coming Soon

2016 UNIV 1800 syllabus template (International)

2016 Potential Week-by-Week Curriculum

UNIV Lesson Planning Template

Expert-Led Presentations: the following have tailored options for international sections

  • International Student & Scholar Services - Visa and Immigration Presentation
  • Academic Achievement Center - Oral Presentation Skills for International Students
  • Division of Public Safety
  • Student Health Services  - Health for International Students

Suggested UNIV 1800 assignments (International sections)