Faculty Instructor Information

The Faculty Instructor (FI) application for UNIV 100 fall 2016 is now available! Click here to apply
View the FI job description and a list of important dates here

UNIV 100: Introduction to Higher Education is a one-credit, first semester transition course for new students, taught during the Fall semester. A Faculty Instructor (FI) and an undergraduate Peer Instructor (PI) 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 Radford University'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-teach a class; assisted by an undergraduate Peer Instructor (PI)
Meet weekly in-person with your PI to plan for class
Foster the leadership development of your PI
Instill the course learning outcomes and cooperate with NSP in the assessment of those outcomes
Incorporate the UNIV 100 textbook in the delivery of course content
Actively engage your class in discussions
Create a friendly, welcoming community within the class
Encourage involvement on campus
Hold students accountable for all assignments
Promote and support the Success Starts Here speaker series
Have one hour a week available for additional student help

Hiring Timeline and Important Dates

Monday, February 1st: New FI application is available on NSP website

On-going through February and March: FI position notification

Wednesday, March 2nd: New FI contracts due to NSP (118 Walker Hall, Campus Box 6993)

Week of April 11th: Receive notification of who your Peer Instructor is

Week of April 11th: Meet with PI to get acquainted and decide which Spring training to attend

Spring FI/PI training (Pick one; Attend with PI)
You must attend one training, preferably with your PI. If your schedules do not allow you to attend together, then you may attend separate trainings. During this session, you and your PI will preference what day/time you would like to teach in the fall. You do not need to RSVP

Choose one. Attend with PI (if schedules don’t align, attend separately from PI)

  • Monday, April 18th, 1:00-2:00pm, Heth 043
  • Tuesday, April 19th, 9:30-10:30am, Bonnie 249/250
  • Tuesday, April 19th, 3:30-4:30pm, Bonnie 249/250
  • Wednesday, April 20th, 9:00-10:00am, Bonnie 249/250
  • Wednesday, April 20th, 2:00-3:00pm, Bonnie 249/250

New FI and D2L training: Tuesday, May 12th, 9:00am-12:00pm, Walker 153

Late July/Early August (after Quest): Receive confirmation of what day, time, and room you will teach in

Fall FI/PI Training: Tuesday, August 23rd from 8:30am-3:30pm. Location will be announced in Spring
At Fall FI/PI Training, we will discuss:

  • The role of the FI and PI
  • FI and PI responsibilities
  • Ways to strengthen the FI/PI co-teaching relationship
  • Co-teaching in the classroom, managing conflict, best practices, etc.
  • You will spend the afternoon with your PI finalizing your syllabus and teaching timeline


UNIV 100 teaching times are scheduled around your teaching availability
Co-teach with an RU undergraduate student leader
Learn the latest trends about our new students 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


  • $1,350 stipend (based on one and a half-credit, adjunct pay rate) taxed at the supplemental pay rate.