Please scroll down for more information on how the following offices could potentially partner with First-Year Seminar instructors.

Contact Information: 
Stephanie Huntington
Assistant Director, Academic Support & Retention
stephanie-huntington@uiowa.edu

Website(s): 

Examples of ways this office could contribute to FYS instructors’ lesson plans, final projects, etc.

Since first-year seminars are designed to help aid in a student’s transition to the collegiate experience at Iowa, we would be happy to come to your class and facilitate a workshop on any of the topics provided on the Tutor Iowa website, such as time management, daily habits of a successful student, and resiliency. While your class is focused on a specific topic, we know that these topics are crucial in developing a strong foundation for academic success.

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Contact Information: 
Jesus ‘Chuy’ Renteria
Public Engagement Coordinator
(319) 335-1128
jesus-renteria@uiowa.edu

Micah Ariel James
Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement
(319) 335-0009
micahariel-james@uiowa.edu

Website(s):
https://hancher.uiowa.edu/campus 

Examples of ways this office could contribute to FYS instructors’ lesson plans, final projects, etc.

Hancher's campus engagement programs aim to enlighten those hungry for knowledge, energize each individual's creative engine, and cultivate connections between our community and the larger world. There are a number of ways instructors could integrate Hancher into their classes:

  • Assign performances as enrichment activities for students.  (A number of faculty members have students purchase Hancher tickets as part of their course materials similar to a required textbook.)
  • Encourage your students to attend one of Hancher’s free artist-featured public education events on and around campus.
  • Develop a student service learning opportunity or unit around a Hancher project or upcoming performance.

 

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Contact Information:

Description:

The OTLT Learning Spaces Technologies [LST] group provides technology consulting, design, installation, training, management, and support for University Classrooms [UCRs], Instructional Technology Centers [ITCs], TILE classrooms, conference centers, learning commons and select other technology services across campus.

Website(S):

Examples of ways this office could contribute to FYS instructors’ lesson plans, final projects, etc.

LST provides technology support for OBS spaces; for instructional services or support, consult with ITS-OTLT's Center for Teaching and SITA program, and/or instructional support staff from the College of Business, the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Center for Language and Culture Learning [DWLLC-CLCL], the College of Engineering, the Chemistry Department's Student Services, and/or the Physics and Astronomy departments.

Example- TCOB Button Studio Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt30sIdVO_M

 

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Website(s): 
http://ideal.uiowa.edu/

Description:

IDEAL works with instructors to make classroom innovation easier and to improve outcomes for students. IDEAL projects ask students to engage with communities beyond the classroom by using digital technologies and creating work that endures beyond the end of the semester.

 

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Contact Information:
dsl-leadandserve@uiowa.edu      

Website(s):

Description:

Our programs help students develop lifelong leadership skills, offer incredible experiential service-learning, and provides civic engagement opportunities to students both on and off-campus. We strive to prepare students to lead & serve in their communities! Successful students develop skills and knowledge to become civic-minded leaders, become more mature in their thinking, assume greater responsibility for their own lives and learning, and develop their understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Examples of ways this office could contribute to FYS instructors’ lesson plans, final projects, etc.

 

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Contact Information:
getinvolved@uiowa.edu

Website(s):

https://getinvolved.uiowa.edu/start/

Description:

Engagement starts with us! We know that students who are engaged in their campus experience are more likely to be successful as University of Iowa students. We’re here to help! Student Engagement & Campus Programs provides students with opportunities to develop their interests, choose experiences that align with their goals, and enhance their education both in and outside of the classroom.

Examples of ways this office could contribute to FYS instructors’ lesson plans, final projects, etc.

We are here to help students connect their goals as a Hawkeye to their student experience on campus. We can help students get connected with student organizations, student employment, research opportunities, etc. We want to make sure every Hawkeye is an engaged Hawkeye.

Campus programs we directly supervise: Campus Activities Board (CAB), Dance Marathon, Family Weekend, UI Homecoming, Late Night Programs, University Lecture Committee

 

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Contact Information:
Bioarchaeology

Lara K. Noldner
Director and FYS Instructor

Jennifer Mack
Bioarchaeologist and FYS Instructor

Website(s): 
https://archaeology.uiowa.edu/

 

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Contact Information:
Alicia Joens
Senior Career Advisor, New Student Programs
alicia-joens@uiowa.edu

Website(s):

https://careers.uiowa.edu/ and https://careers.uiowa.edu/faculty

Description:

The Pomerantz Career Center works with all undergraduate class years and almost all undergraduate majors. We provide career and experiential education advising, Handshake (our job & internship recruiting system), career fairs and other employer events, leadership and professional development courses, and data on where Hawkeyes go after graduation.  

Examples of ways this office could contribute to FYS instructors’ lesson plans, final projects, etc.

  • Grab & Go ICON content featuring career resources and activities for the classroom - https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d6vFos1jljlcwgR
  • Classroom presentations on a variety of career topics, including  - Overview of Services/Handshake, How & Why to Utilize the Career Center as a 1st Year Student, Career Exploration & Assessment, Resume Development, Gaining Experience, Career Fair preparation, etc.

 

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Contact Information:
https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/seam/

Description:

Students Engage at Main (The SEAM) is dedicated to helping students become better researchers.

We provide resources, assistance, and services that support undergraduate research, learning, and student success. The SEAM hosts extended research assistance hours and other programs that help undergraduate students develop and improve research skills and critical thinking.

Librarians and staff working in The SEAM also collaborate with faculty and instructors to develop curricula, assignments, and lesson plans that integrate information literacy, critical thinking, and research skills into course and curricular content.

 

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Contact Information:
Elizabeth Riordan
Specialist Librarian
elizabeth-riordan@uiowa.edu
Or their reference account at lib-spec@uiowa.edu

Website(s):

Description:

Special Collections & Archives is a unique part of the UI Libraries that offers materials spanning over 4,000 years for student and faculty use. We have a variety of archival collections, including the International Dada Archive, Iowa Women's Archive, Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, and the University Archives. 

Our collection also includes Science Fiction items, fanzines, artists' books, maps, film ephemera, book history, culinary collections, and so much more. 

We are a great resource for unique and captivating primary sources to help enhance projects. You can also dive into our collections for inspiration for creative projects in writing and the arts through thousands of items that explore this world and others. 

Examples of ways this office could contribute to FYS instructors’ lesson plans, final projects, etc.

  • Librarians are are available to visit your classroom to provide a workshop on UI Libraries databases, research strategies, and library services.
  • Over the years we've worked with many faculty to create a hands-on approach to thinking critically about primary sources and learning. We'll help you explore our collections and find resources to create projects that get your students to critically engage with the resources at the library. 
  • Through various assignments Special Collections & Archives has helped students learn how to analyze primary source material, discover secondary sources to enhance their arguments, think critically about collections and the archives, and learn to communicate to various audiences about an object. 
  • We've hosted classes from English, History, Public Health, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, Classics, Cinema, and so much more. Come find out how Special Collections & Archives can help create a memorable class experience for you. 

 

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Contact Information:
Kimberly Datchuk
Curator of Learning & Engagement
Kimberly-datchuk@uiowa.edu 

Website(s):

Description

The Stanley Museum of Art welcomes the University of Iowa community, all Iowans, and the world to discover and enjoy extraordinary works of art, explore new ideas, and cultivate new insights into history, culture, and the act of creation. We build diverse communities around our collections by fostering creative connections across the university, the state, and the world. Through the wise stewardship and dynamic presentation of the collections in our care, the Stanley encourages transformative encounters with works of art and contemplation of the human story. 

The museum welcomes faculty to the Stanley Visual Classroom to support research and learning objectives. Students from all disciplines can benefit from the many transferrable skills that looking closely at art sharpens, including observation, critical thinking, cultural awareness, written and oral communication, and empathy. 

Examples of ways this office could contribute to FYS instructors’ lesson plans, final projects, etc.

Faculty have brought their FYS to the museum to view our collection and see a selection of works that are not on view. While our temporary space in the IMU is closed, we have worked with faculty on virtual visits, created videos about our collection and close looking exercises, and written teaching resources to help faculty build observation, communication, and critical thinking skills in their students. 

 

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Contact Information:
https://uihc.org/project-art

Description:

We are committed to providing an environment that promotes healing. That kind of environment is shaped by a rich dose of art exhibits and performances. 

Project Art hopes to add to your experience at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Art can help revitalize and enrich the lives of our patients and visitors and can reduce the stress and anxiety often associated with health care settings.

Our mission is to create aesthetic, contemplative, entertaining, and visual thinking experiences that offer meaningful distractions to encourage conversations and exploration while visiting the hospital.

 

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