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Faculty Instructor Information

“UNIV 100: Introduction to Higher Education” is a one-credit, first semester transition course for new students, taught during the first 10 weeks of the Fall semester. A Faculty Instructor (FI) and a Peer Instructor (undergraduate teaching partner) co-teach the course which focuses on helping students develop academic, social and personal success that will last throughout their RU academic career.


  • An interest in helping RU's new students
  • A Master's Degree or Higher
  • Certain Employment Classifications
    • Classified Exempt
    • A/P Faculty
    • T & R Faculty
    • Adjunct Faculty who are teaching 8 hours or less in the fall semester

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Co-instruct a class; assisted by an undergraduate Peer Instructor (PI)
  • Communicate weekly (preferably in person) with your PI
  • Foster the leadership development of your PI
  • Instill the course learning outcomes and cooperate with NSP in the assessment of those outcomes
  • Integrate the UNIV 100 Common Syllabus content
  • Incorporate the UNIV 100 textbook
  • Actively engage your class in discussions
  • Create a community within the class
  • Encourage involvement on campus
  • Hold students accountable for written assignments
  • Promote and support the Success Starts Here speaker series
  • Have one hour a week available for additional student help

Commitment Dates

  • All Faculty Instructors will attend a 50 minute introduction session with their Peer Instructor during the week of April 21st. The teaching teams (Faculty Instructor and Peer Instructor) will complete a getting to know you activity, learn about the delivery of the course, and preference a teaching time. The specific times and locations will be announced at a later date.
  • All New Faculty Instructors will attend a May Our Turn in-service to better understand the FI position, the needs of first year students, and some of the unique challenges of teaching UNIV 100.
  • All Faculty Instructors are required to attend the August training with your Peer Instructor on Tuesday, August 19th.


  • UNIV 100 teaching times are scheduled around your teaching availability
  • Co-teach with RU’s finest undergraduate student leaders
  • Learn the latest trends about our new students in order to assist you further in the classroom
  • Observe and aid in the intellectual and personal development of students in their first semester of college
  • Develop relationships with other colleagues across campus as well as with students
  • Enjoy teaching an active course where you can see the impact you are making on student lives during the most critical semester of their college career


  • $1,000 stipend (based on one-credit, adjunct pay rate) taxed at the supplemental pay rate.

Application Timeline

  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 28th
  • Position Notification: Friday, April 4th