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Room: 3340
Mail Stop 939
Phone: 419.530.2738
Fax: 419.530.4496

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First Year Instructor Resources

Below are various resources for use in a First Year Orientation Course: 

Spring Semester 2018

See additional resources under the Fall 2017 section

AlcoholEdu, an alcohol abuse prevention course, and Haven, a sexual assault prevention course The University of Toledo is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all members of the University community.  As part of this commitment, all newly admitted students are required to complete AlcoholEdu, an alcohol abuse prevention course, and Haven, a sexual assault prevention course.  These two online courses are being offered through a partnership with EverFi.

You may refer any questions and/or concerns regarding either AlcoholEdu or Haven to Ashleigh Wade, Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Student Affairs, using email to Ashleigh.Wade@utoledo.edu or by phone at 419-530-1258.

2018 ACCESS AND DUE DATES FOR ALCOHOL.EDU AND HAVEN

Part 1: Opens January 16, 2018, closes Feb. 12

Part 2: Opens Feb. 19, closes March 14


Rocket Wellness Health and Safety Expo 

Although Life@College is not offered in the spring, you might consider the following event as a required or optional event for your spring FYE students.  It will cover SOME of the same content that Life@College does. 

Date/Time: February 27, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: UT Student Union Auditorium

Attendance Vouchers will be provided.


Fall Semester 2017

Weeks of Welcome offers a nonstop schedule of events and experiences. There's an activity for everyone. Whether you're new or returning to campus, The University of Toledo wants to give you a warm welcome. The Weeks of Welcome start August 15 and end September 30. 


Safety Information and Resources
From Jeff C. Newton, UT's Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police There are several options available to provide information about safety as a part of the First Year Orientation class:

Meet the Office of Public Safety Event - September 20, 2017

A.L.I.C.E. Training 
Set time or we will also conduct ALICE training by request for larger groups, contact the ALiCE coordinator at ALICE@utoledo.edu

Pizza with UTPD

Self Defense and Personal Safety

UT Alert – Please sign up to receive UT Alert text messages for emergencies occurring on or near campus.  To opt in, log into MyUT and find the "UT Alert Registration/Update" link at the bottom of the page under the "My Other Resources" header.  It only takes a minute to sign up.  In additions to emergencies, UT will send notices to students when classes are suspended by the University due to inclement weather conditions.

Rave Guardian – Search your smartphone app store for the "Rave Guardian" safety app.  The Rave Guardian app works on and off campus and has the following features:

  • “hot buttons” for campus police and 9-1-1
  • send text messages to campus police
  • program in trusted friends as Guardians allowing notification to your Guardians should you activate a distress alarm.  Guardians receive a GPS location of your phone.  Campus Police may be added as Guardians should you choose.
  • Build your personal profile providing Public Safety important medical or accessibility information should you choose to activate a distress alarm.       

Healthy Boundaries class is facilitated by Lt Tressa Johnson and focus on educating students on establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. There is no flyer for Health Boundaries as the training is scheduled to groups upon request.  Contact Lt Johnson to coordinate at Tressa.Johnson@utoledo.edu.

Safety Video:  Strongly recommend all instructors at a minimum to show the newly updated UT Safety video.  It’s only a minute long but highlights important topics.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDFdcMCDAug&feature=youtu.be  (copy/paste into web browser)

Social Media: The University of Toledo Police Department is embarking on a digital media campaign to provide students safety education and information over our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram sites. We are encouraging students to follow UTPD on social media @UToledoPD.

If further assistance on safety issues is needed, contact Jeff Newton directly: Jeffrey C. Newton, Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police at 419.530.2222 


life@college programs Fall 2017 

The life@college program is a two-part educational program targeted toward first year college students. This program addresses high-risk student issues that affect student retention. The programs are easily woven into the First Year courses. The life@college series has a history of being very positively received by attending students.

Instructors are encouraged to assign and route their students to attend this series. Attendance vouchers are distributed at the sessions so students can turn them into their instructors to receive attendance credit. Each year the attendance in this program is over 3,000 students.  Attached is the student handout (document) which can be easily attached to the course syllabi.The attached student handout provides students easy access to dates and times of presentations.

Students can select any session time that works for their schedule.  Most students attend as individuals, not with their entire FYE class.  We encourage you to work this program into your syllabi for Fall 2017.  We look forward to serving the UT first year students this fall.

Life@college Part I: September 18-22, 2017

Life@college Part II:  October 30-November 3, 2017 

Life@college student handout


Student Success Series Workshops: interactive, food, rsvp recommend
Four of the six workshops are ideal for first year students and students on academic probation; the other two workshops are geared more towards 2nd yr+ students.

All incoming new students have received the workshop flyer from their Success Coach via e-mail after each Rocket Launch program date.  We already have a number of RSVP responses from students which is excellent!

All of the workshops are interactive and have learning outcomes.  They are also evaluated and assessed.  Lists of attendees at the workshops will be sent back to FYE instructors and colleges after each event for your records. We do ask students to RSVP due to space limitations.  Please encourage your students to attend.

Questions?  Contact Julie Fischer-Kinney, Assistant Provost for Student Success and Retention, 419.530.1263, julie.fischer-kinney@utoledo.edu


Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program 
The YWCA HOPE Rape Crisis Center assist students through the campus and criminal process after a sexual assault, along with providing medical, legal and Title IX advocacy. As a partner of The University of Toledo, they have a 50 minute engaging presentation that will address sexual assault, break down myths, discuss rape culture and ensure that students understand the confidential and non-confidential reporting systems that we have at The University of Toledo. To arrange a presentation contact Jamie Wlosowicz | H.O.P.E. Center, Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate at T: 567-395-5576 (call/text) 24/7:  866-557-7273, jwlosowicz@ywcanwo.org.


Center for International Studies and Programs(CISP)
Request a classroom presentation  by completing this CISP Presentation Request Form.


Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services(CELCS)
CELCS recognizes that unique experiences outside of the classroom and career development are important for our students to succeed. Request a presentation by completing the CELCS presentation request form.


Learning Enhancement Center/Writing Center
Consider allowing a representative from the Learning Enhancement Center/Writing Center to take just five minutes of one of your classes to talk about their services.

In addition, our Learning Enhancement Center offers the following workshops that can be presented in your course:

•         Study Smarter, Not Harder (Study Strategies)

•         Beat the Clock: Learn to Effectively Manage Your Time (Time Management)

•         Mastering the Art of Taking Notes (Note Taking Skills)

These interactive workshops are 45 minutes in length and can be modified to meet your objectives. 


AlcoholEdu, an alcohol abuse prevention course, and Haven, a sexual assault prevention course
The University of Toledo is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all members of the University community.  As part of this commitment, all newly admitted students are required to complete AlcoholEdu, an alcohol abuse prevention course, and Haven, a sexual assault prevention course.  These two online courses are being offered through a partnership with EverFi. 

You may refer any questions and/or concerns regarding either AlcoholEdu or Haven to Ashleigh Wade, Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Student Affairs, using email to Ashleigh.Wade@utoledo.edu or by phone at 419-530-1258.

2017 ACCESS AND DUE DATES FOR ALCOHOL.EDU AND HAVEN

  • Part 1 for both units opens:  August 14
  • Part 1 completion by:  September 25 (end of week 4)
  • Part 2 for both units opens:  October 2
  • Part 2 completion by: October 23 (end of week 8)

 Letter for Undergraduate Students


Blackboard Shell
Based on the feedback that the course shell should be more easily modified to fit instructor specific materials and that the shell should utilize more external learning resources, the shell was re-constructed to be easily customized to your specific needs. There are also additional resources that have been added for students to understand the learning benefits of service learning, experiential learning and being involved in campus activities earlier in their academic journey—a greater impact in the retention of students.

New specific items of note in the shell:

  • Weekly themes linked to campus activities—Based on an outline developed through the Associate/Assistant Dean’s council, there have been specific topics chosen for specific weeks to align with campus activities. These themes are reflected in the modules built for the course shell.
  • Rubrics—Course rubrics for reflection writing assignments and final projects have been embedded for the four main writing reflections and the final project assignment. 
  • Two-week student check-up and Mid-course review—To be sure students do not need additional help or referrals for resources these short exercises may help you direct students to resources early.
  • Sample Student Welcome Letter and Blackboard Instructions—A sample letter and Blackboard instructions to acclimate students to the course shell prior to class.

Last Updated: 11/17/17