Faculty Development & Learning Assessment

Learning & Teaching Topics

Planning an Effective First Day of Class

A CELT page on this topic is under development. For now, please use the links below to access relevant resources. Please check back later this summer and in the fall for updated pages and more resources.

Topic References

Clement, M.C. (2007). Ten Things to Make the First Day (and the Rest) of the Semester Successful. In The Teaching Professor. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from the Honolulu Community College Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/tenthings.htm

Fink, D. (1999). First Day of Class: What Can/Should We Do? Retrieved July 17, 2009, from Honolulu Community College Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/firstday.htm

Honolulu Community College. (n.d.). Break the Ice. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from Honolulu Community College Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/breakice.htm

Honolulu Community College. (n.d.). The First Day. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from Honolulu Community College Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/teachtip.htm#firstday

Jaworsky, M. (n.d.). New Students, New Semester: How to Remember Names and Faces. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from Honolulu Community College Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/remnames.htm

Kendall, B. (n.d.) The Name Game. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from Honolulu Community Colege Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/namegame.htm

Povlacs, J.T. (n.d.). 101 Things You Can Do the First Three Weeks of Class. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from Honolulu Community College Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/101thing.htm

Shrawder, J.H. (n.d.). Use Checklists to Ensure a Smooth Course Startup. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from the Honolulu Community College Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/checklist.htm

University of Michigan. (n.d.). Teaching Strategies: First Day(s) of Class. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from CRLT Web site: http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/tsfdc.php

Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. (n.d.). First Day of Class. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from CFT Web site: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cft/resources/teaching_resources/preparing/first_day.htm

Wright, D.L. (1999). The Most Important Day: Starting Well. Retrieved July 17, 2009, from Honolulu Community College Faculty Development Web site: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/dayone.htm

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