Recommendations for Faculty

These recommendations were developed by UVU's Faculty Connections & Academic Experience committee, a committee comprised of faculty members representing each of UVU's colleges and schools.

  1. Utilize all the faculty tools every semester.
    (The 3-Week Project, Early Alert, and Midterm Grades) Provide students with feedback to help them access the resources they need to be successful in class.


  2. Utilize student-centered pedagogy.
    Cultivate your student's sense of responsibility and accountability for their education.


  3. Whenever you can, foster opportunities for meaningful academic and social interaction with students outside the classroom:
    • Mentor students outside of class.
    • Engage in orientation (this can be as easy as having your lunch with new students on UVU Orientation days).
    • Participate regularly in your college or school's student-oriented events (open houses, Dean's "Meet & Greet," etc.).
    • Provide club leadership.


  4. Set and adhere to regular office hours.
    Encourage students to ask questions outside of class and give them your full attention when they drop by.


  5. Sponsor service learning.
    Encourages student understanding of, and commitment to, civic responsibility.


  6. Lead student research teams.
    Provides additional mentoring opportunities and ways to model engaged scholarship.


Additionally, you are highly encouraged to participate in the quarterly Student Success Luncheon Series sponsored by the Office of Student Success & Retention.