The First Gen Task Force created the following documents based on research, University of Iowa data, and interviews with University of Iowa students. The first page of this document serves as an introduction to first-generation students at the University of Iowa. The second page of the document was created by the OTLT Center for Teaching, in collaboration with UI faculty member Carolyn Colvin (College of Education), and focuses on recommendations for faculty and TAs in their interactions with first-generation students.

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Handbook for Teaching Excellence
The Handbook for Teaching Excellence supports instructors in navigating their teaching roles and creating meaningful learning experiences for their students. It offers opportunities for reflection on learning and teaching experiences and shares evidence-based strategies. You will find teaching strategies for specific contexts and guided reflections and activities to help instructors become scholarly teachers.