Faculty and Staff

UK 101/201 is a perfect opportunity to welcome the newest group of Wildcats to campus and assist them in understanding the complexities of college life. You also have the opportunity to mentor an upper-level student who is your assigned peer instructor.

 

Who can teach?

We invite any interested faculty or staff member with the following qualifications to consider applying to teach a UK 101/201 course:

1. A minimum of a master's degree

2. A current full-time UK faculty or professional staff member

3. Experience teaching or working directly with students in higher education

4. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

5. For professional staff, authorization from supervisor

6. If appointed as an instructor, the submission of an original transcript, Conditions of Appointment form, and your UK 101 or UK 201 syllabus are required by the designated date before the start of classes.
 

What is the time commitment?

We ask that instructors think about this as a minimum three hour a week commitment for the first nine weeks of the semester. You will meet twice a week for class (50 minutes each class) in addition to a one-hour weekly planning meeting with your peer instructor to plan for the upcoming week of class.
 

How are instructors compensated?

Instructors who are teaching UK 101/201 are paid a $1,250 overload (unless 101/201 is in your regular teaching responsibilities). Professional staff need to complete an overload form indicating how they will make up the hours at their primary job.
 

How are instructors trained?

All new instructors are required to attend a new instructor training in early May. An additional training for new and returning instructors will be held in early May as well. Optional training sessions will be available throughout the summer to help you prepare for your class.  
 

How do instructors know what to teach?

Our office attempts to make this as easy as possible for our instructors! We understand that they are taking this on as an additional role, so we try to give them everything possible. We ask that all instructors follow the core curriculum as outlined in training. Our office, in partnership with our campus experts, provides lesson plans, suggested activities, and homework assignments to integrate into the course.
 

Previous UK 101/201 instructors have said…

“I love students and due to the nature of my position at UK, I don't get to interact with them as much as in previous positions. Teaching UK 101 has allowed me the opportunity to continue to work with students and learn from them so that I can better serve them. I'm better able to do my job from having this opportunity.”

“My peer instructor was incredible, but what made the semester so great was that we were a great match. We are very similar and it allowed us to work cooperatively in front of our students. We were also able to rely on each other and had similar views when questions arose.”

“I enjoyed getting to know the students and valued the opportunity to gain some teaching experience. This was a new experience for me and a tad outside of my comfort zone, so it was a good professional development experience for me.”
 

Apply to be a UK 101/201 Instructor

 “As always, UK 101 is one of the most enjoyable things I get to do at UK. It's not a part of my job, but I like to do it because I feel it's important.”
 

Requirements for being a UK 101/201 Instructor:

1. A minimum of a master's degree

2. A current full-time UK faculty or professional staff member

3. Experience teaching or working directly with students in higher education

4. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

5. For professional staff, authorization from supervisor

6. If appointed as an instructor, the submission of an original transcript, Conditions of Appointment form, and your UK 101 or UK 201 syllabus are required by the designated date before the start of classes.

 

 Instructor applications will be available in spring 2019 to teach in fall 2019. Email Marcia Shrout to indicate your interest in teaching in future semesters.
 

Connect to the Instructor Lounge on Canvas

Current instructors and peer instructors can access our Canvas Instructor Lounge in order to find all lesson plans, additional resources, peer instructor announcements, and faculty discussions.