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Teaching 101

FYS 101 is designed to assist with the academic and social transition and adjustment from high school to college life using a strengths-based approach. Students will be exposed to experiences that enhance their knowledge and skills to facilitate success in and outside of the classroom. Students will participate in modules that emphasize major and career exploration, diversity and inclusion, enhancement of personal strengths, and community building through peer connections.

FYS 101 is co-taught by yourself and an undergraduate Peer Mentor. Additional teaching support is provided by the First-Year Programs staff via resources available in a Canvas course for instructors (instructors will be added to the course) and at the annual FYS 101 Conference.


All applicants must have a master’s degree. Applicants must also be faculty or exempt staff status.


The compensation varies by position at the university, generally speaking instructors are compensated $2,000 for each section taught unless it is written into the position the individual holds. The stipend is taxed at the supplemental pay rate or transferred to departments for professional development use.

FYS 101 Instructor Job Description

To ensure consistency in all FYS 101 sections, instructors must follow the requirements specified in the FYS 101 Instructor Job Description. (Please review the job description before applying)


How to apply to be a Spring FYS 101 Instructor:

The application will be available from October 26th – November 2nd! 

Spring 2022 FYS 101 Instructor Application


How to apply to be an FYS 101 Instructor:

The application will be available from December 1st – January 31st! 

FYS 101 Instructor Application


Fall 2021 FYS 101 Instructor Application Timeline:

  • Step 1: Complete the FYS 101 Instructor Application by January 31 at 5PM.
  • Step 2: You will be notified of your application status in mid spring.
  • Step 3: For applicants who have been selected, you will be contacted via email and asked to complete the FYS 101 Instructor Contract (it will be attached to the email)
  • Step 4: Once the contract is received, the Assistant Director will match you to a section of FYS 101 and a Peer Mentor
  • Step 5: Instructors and Peer Mentors that have been matched, will receive an email confirming this and the details of the FYS 101 section you will instruct.
  • Step 6: Consult with your Peer Mentor before the start of classes to complete the instructor/peer mentor agreement form

If you have questions about teaching FYS 101, please do not hesitate to contact Christin Roberson via email