2019 FSEM Training Updates

Thank you to all who were able to attend our 2019 FSEM Faculty Training this year!

We are excited to kick off another Discoveries Orientation next week, and appreciate all of your flexibility in navigating all of the changes that have taken place or will take place this year. As a reminder, this year is PHASE 1 of intentionally redesigning and re-envisioning the purpose, process, and program of orientation. As such, please approach next week with a spirit of adaptability and know that we will absolutely be gathering constructive feedback and thoughts on how to improve this experience for students, faculty, and staff next year.

Read below for a number of Discoveries updates and reminders:

Discoveries Schedule

Check for Roster Changes!
Please double-check your FSEM rosters EACH morning of Discoveries, as there is the possibility of schedule changes throughout the week.

As a reminder, please take attendance at each FSEM Session and send the names of any missing students to Leah O’Grady (leah.ogrady@du.edu).


Discoveries Full Schedule Availability
The 2019 Discoveries Orientation Schedule will be published in the PioneerMobile app. First-Time, First-Year and Parent schedules will all be located conveniently on the home page of the app. For ease of navigation, you may wish to use the map feature within the app to help you locate buildings and spaces where sessions will be held.


Convocation Seat Reservations – Arrive by 10:15am!
As a reminder, all FSEM faculty should attend New Student Convocation on Tuesday, September 3rd in the Hamilton Gym. Seats will be saved for FSEM faculty, so look for those seat designations. Please arrive by 10:15am!


Lunch Schedule & Logistics

  • You asked, we listened: our team has been working with Campus Life on restructuring the FSEM lunch logistics on Wednesday. The dining locations will offer buffet lines and compostable carry-out trays for lunch, so you and your students can grab lunch and head to another location on campus (or you can stay and eat).
  • Your Orientation Leader will have your lunch tickets for both Wednesday and Friday (students will meal plans will swipe in with their student ID).
  • Due to shifting logistics, your lunch schedule and/or location HAVE CHANGED – please see the updated document below:

Destinations Updates
If there are any final details that need to be addressed for your Destinations trip on Thursday, September 5th, please contact Grace Warner (grace.warner@du.edu) as soon as possible. If applicable, bus confirmations will be emailed out by the end of this week.


Contact Academic Programs if you’re unable to lead an FSEM session!
As we move into Discoveries week, there are always circumstances that arise beyond our control. If you are unexpectedly unable to lead your session on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, please reach out to Leah O’Grady immediately so that we can ensure we have a Plan b option in place.

Please do NOT ask your Orientation Leader to lead your class during this time.


Discoveries Sessions Resources

The One Book Discoveries Guide (created by LP Picard) and the Meta-Cognition Discoveries Exercises (created by Kateri McRae) are available here for easy access (but are also available on the One Book and Discoveries Sessions tabs, respectively).


Advising & Common Curriculum Resources
For those who want to learn more about the registration information students were given over the summer or to look at the Common Curriculum information, check out the New Student Registration website.


2019 Training Slides Available Now
Below are the FSEM Training Slides that were presented at the 2019 FSEM Training.


Academic Programs staff will provide timely updates as they are available on all Discoveries sessions and logistics.

For questions or clarifications, please email Leah O’Grady (leah.ogrady@du.edu) or Grace Warner (grace.warner@du.edu).

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