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Faculty and Staff Resources

If you are faculty or staff at the University of Wyoming and would like to share a story or note for first gen scholars or serve as a mentor, please complete this brief survey!

Teaching Guides & Lesson Plans

Find a variety of materials here to help with course development, assignments and activities, teaching diverse populations, and more. The resources on this page also include sample lesson plans for first-year instruction. Teaching Guides and Lesson Plans  

These materials are aimed primarily at lower division courses but reach all levels.



Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

Elbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL) creates a broad array of programs that include workshops and seminars for new and experienced faculty and graduate students, learning communities, book discussions, and grant-supported projects. ECTL consults with individuals and provides classroom evaluations. Their website provides a vast collection of Teaching Tips and Resources.

Helping First Generation Students Succeed

Tips for helping first-generation students succeed in and out of the classroom.
Northern Arizona University created these five helpful tips to help First-Gen Students Succeed. The five tips to assisting first generation students are:
  1. Take Time;
  2. Develop Personal Relationships;
  3. Provide Feedback;
  4. Use Rubrics;
  5. Promote Grit.
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Opportunities for professional development and scholarly inquiry to better-serve and meet the needs of first generation students at the University of Wyoming so they may access, persist, complete, and thrive in higher education.

Center for First-Generation Student Success

NASPA - Conferences Page

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

(ai) Academic Impressions - Trainings/Conferences Page

COE, Council for Opportunity in Education, Events Page

Inside Higher Ed - Events

National Center for Safe Supportive Learning Environments - Higher Education Learning Opportunities


First Generation Student to Professor

Excellent short video from PBS News Hour - Why First-Generation Students Need Mentors Who Get Them.

Novelist and professor, Jennine Capo Crucet, discusses her experience as a first-generation college student and how she utilizes this knowledge in her classrooms today. 

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