Classroom Activities

In this section, you will find a host of classroom activities and materials that are organized around each chapter of Navigating the Research University (3e).

Instructor’s Manuals

Britt has created Instructor’s Manuals sharing her best tips and strategies for teaching student success courses. Each manual includes both a word and PDF version that you can edit to suit your needs. The manuals include syllabus, assignments, reader bibliography, week-by-week discussion questions and classroom activities, and information for hiring and training your teaching team.

  • Introduction to College Course (for high school graduates entering their fall term) $25
  • College Success Course (for first- and second-year students) $25
  • Transfer Success Course (for transfer students in their first or second term) Coming April 2014
  • Veteran’s Success Course (for military veterans) Coming April 2014

Chapter 1 – Research & The Research University

Chapter 2 – The First-Year Student Experience

Chapter 3 – Skills for Academic Success

  • 168 Hours a Week [pdf]
  • Critical Reading Exercise [word | pdf]
  • Disciplinary Debate [word]
  • Priority Management Activity [word]
  • Staying Afloat in College [word | pdf]

Chapter 4 – Independence, Separation From Family, and Campus Safety

  • Academics & Ethics [word | pdf]
  • Life Boat Activity [word | pdf]
  • Personal Mission Statement [word | pdf]
  • Values Auction [word | pdf]
  • Your Value Onion [pdf]

Chapter 5 – Degrees, Majors, and Careers

  • Behind Your Back Career Activity [word | pdf]
  • Consulting the Disciplines [word | pdf]
  • Critical Thinking With the Disciplines [word | pdf]
  • Play to Your Strengths [word | pdf]

Chapter 6 – Alcohol, Drug Use, and Sexual Activity Among College Students

  • Alcohol Forced Choice [word | pdf]
  • Communication Skills [word | pdf]
  • The Languages of Love [word | pdf]

Chapter 7 – The Diverse Campus Community

  • Crossing The Line [word | pdf]
  • Little Sticky Voices [word | pdf]
  • Hand-hold Exercise [word | pdf]
  • Identity Dialogue Activity [word | pdf]
    • Identity Dialogue Handout [word | pdf]
    • Identity Dialogue Wall Signs [word | pdf]
  • It’s a Question of Privilege [word | pdf]
  • Powerful LGB Exercise [word | pdf]
  • Race of Life [word | pdf]
  • Stand Up Exercise [word | pdf]

Chapter 8 – Leadership Development & Involvement Opportunities

  • Character Cards Instructions [word | pdf]
    • Character Cards [word | pdf]
    • “Adventurous” Handout [word | pdf]
    • “Curious” Handout [word | pdf]
    • “Harmonious” Handout [word | pdf]
    • “Responsible” Handout [word | pdf]

Chapter 9 – Planning for the Future