Of FYE Instructors believe they benefit from serving in this role
Of students agreed their FYE Instructor demonstrated excellence in teaching
Of FYE Instructors would recommend this role to a colleague
Of PALs felt connected to and supported by their FYE Instructors

I love the FYE program because of the strong sense of community it creates and the impactful connections one creates with other professionals. We learn more about each other as FYE Instructors and advisors.


This experience has been very beneficial to me both professionally and personally. At the start of my experience, I felt a little hesitant about the semester because I did not know what to expect out of my group of students. Now having completed my first semester I can honestly say that I am a better professional because I had to connect to the course content and the students. I hope to serve again in this capacity in the future.


During my time as an FYE Instructor, I have learned so much about first-year students and about myself. I am really grateful to have been offered this role. I hope I was able to make an impact this semester and to have been a positive resource for students during their first semester.


Being an FYE Instructor was a transformative experience that has made me a better higher education professional.


I appreciate all the hard work and efforts that went into designing the curriculum, lesson plans, and activities beforehand.


LOVED IT. Such a great experience. I grew so much in the role and am so thankful for the experience.


I really enjoy the opportunity to teach FYE 101. The connection I make with students is invaluable. It also brings me joy when I see them succeed and graduate.


FYE Instructors are UNCG faculty, staff, and graduate assistants that teach FYE 101: Succeed at the G. FYE 101: Succeed at the G is a 3-credit, Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC) Foundations course designed to help new students transition successfully to academic and student life. FYE Instructors are committed to the success of our new students, serving as educators, resources, and representatives for UNCG. Working closely with their Peer Academic Leader (PAL), FYE Instructors strive to create lasting connections and impactful learning experiences for their students.
FYE Instructors support new students in a variety of ways. From facilitating meaningful class discussions to connecting their students to resources across campus, FYE Instructors help new students find their way and establish a sense of belonging here at UNC Greensboro.

FYE Instructors take on responsibilities both inside and outside of the classroom. The time commitment may fluctuate based on the week, but FYE Instructors can expect the following responsibilities:

  • Teaching and facilitating class for up to three hours a week
  • Lesson planning and preparing for class
  • Grading assignments and providing timely and appropriate feedback
  • Providing ongoing student support by answering emails, meeting with them outside of class, etc.
  • Supporting and mentoring your PAL
  • Actively engaging and learning with your fellow FYE Instructors through ongoing development opportunities

FYE Instructors are expected to partake in the following professional development opportunities:

  • FYE Instructor Pre-Institute (new FYE Instructors only)
  • FYE Instructor and PAL Meet and Greet
  • FYE Instructor Institute
  • FYE Instructor Fall Kick-Off
  • Weekly 1 hour meetings with their PAL
  • Bi-weekly professional development with FYE Instructors
    • While FYE Instructors are welcome to attend all bi-weekly developments, they are required to attend at least one per month

In addition to the commitments for all FYE Instructors above, FYE Instructors currently pursuing a graduate degree are also expected to participate in:

  • Graduate School Teaching Assistant Training to be completed prior to August
  • Class observation with the FYE Team 1-2 times throughout the fall semester
  • Shadowing at least one class session of another FYE instructor
  • Participation in FYE Instructor mentoring program
  • Bi-weekly meetings with fellow FYE Instructors pursuing a graduate degree
  • FYE Instructors pursuing a graduate degree are required to attend all of the bi-weekly FYE Instructor developments listed above

FYE Instructors benefit by engaging in the following aspects of their position:

  • Teach a thought-provoking curriculum that furthers student growth
  • Facilitate classroom conversations about important topics
  • Engage in direct student contact through classroom instruction & 1-on-1 meetings
  • Mentor a Peer Academic Leader
  • Stay connected to the student experience by developing relationships with new undergraduate students 
  • Engage in bi-weekly professional development opportunities 
  • Build a community of learners with campus colleagues
  • Develop an awareness & understanding of first-year students & classroom dynamics that can be brought back to their department
  • Plus… a $1,500 - $2,250 stipend!*

*Compensation varies and is provided based on your academic qualifications and your section of FYE 101: Succeed at the G. Please contact Emily Wiersma, Associate Director of New Student Transitions and First Year Experience, at e_wiersm@uncg.edu for more information.

We welcome anyone who is interested in serving as an FYE Instructor to apply; however, we do have a standard set of qualifications for this position:

If you are a UNC Greensboro staff or faculty member interested in becoming an FYE Instructor, below are the requirements for consideration. 

  • Full-time employment status
  • 18 graduate credit hours completed by the time of instruction 
  • Approval from your direct supervisor

If you are a UNC Greensboro graduate student interested in becoming an FYE Instructor, below are the requirements for consideration:

  • 18 graduate credit hours completed by the time of instruction 
  • Approval from a direct supervisor, if holding a graduate assistantship or teaching assistant position

If you are a graduate student interested in being an FYE Instructor but do not meet all of the requirements above, please contact Emily Wiersma, Associate Director of New Student Transitions and First Year Experience, at e_wiersm@uncg.edu about the possibility of serving as a co-instructor.

Thank you for your interest in the role. FYE Instructor applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in February 2023 (TBD). Please contact Emily Wiersma, Associate Director for First Year Experience, at e_wiersm@uncg.edu if you have any questions about the position.