FSEM – Week 1 Updates


General Updates

We want your feedback: Training & Discoveries Week
In the effort to improve future FSEM training and the Discoveries Week structure, we are offering faculty $100 to fill out this feedback survey by Monday, September 16th.


How to un-hide your syllabus in Canvas
In order to place the One Prompt assignments in your course, we “hid” your course syllabi from students until they were ready. If you need assistance moving your syllabus back to the visible navigation bar for students, follow these instructions.


Navigating Pioneer Travel & Expense
In the transition to using Pioneer Travel and Expense for reimbursements, we expect that you may need additional assistance in working through this process. We recommend utilizing the expertise in Shared Services if you have questions in completing expense reports for reimbursement.
You can reach Shared Services at 303-871-7420 or sharedservices@du.edu.


Advising Updates

Advising drop-in hours this week
Central Academic Advising and Business Advising will offer drop-in hours this week for students. See the information below:

Non-Business Advising: Monday-Friday – 8:30 AM- 11:45 AM and 1:30PM- 4:00 PM
Location: Driscoll South (under the bookstore)
Contact: 303-871-2455 or advising@du.edu

Business Advising:
Monday – Friday 9:00AM- 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM- 4:00PM
Location: Margery Reed, 1st floor
Contact: 303-871-6910 or dcbundergrad@du.edu


Registration & billing deadlines

Sunday, September 15:
Last day for 100% refund for dropped classes
Last day dropped classes deleted from record

Sunday, September 22:
Last day for 75% refund for dropped classes

Sunday, September 29:
Last day for 50% refund for dropped classes

Monday, September 30:
No refunds on dropped classes from this day forward

Sunday, October 20:
Last day to drop (W Assigned) without approval
Last day to drop via PioneerWeb

Monday, November 4:
Last day to drop courses with instructor approval

Monday, November 4:
Last day to drop courses with instructor approval


Register now: Advising & Registration Refresher
In partnership with the central Academic Advising office, we will be offering an FSEM advising and registration refresher workshop on Wednesday, October 9th from 3:00 – 5:30pm (location TBD). This workshop is aimed at providing practical tips and information to ensure faculty feel prepared for the Winter 2020 advising and registration period. Register here.


Mentorship Updates

Submit early alerts NOW!
As discussed at the FSEM training, we would like for you to submit early alerts for any students that already seem to be exhibiting some warning signs. Submit Faculty Feedback and/or an SOS Referral for students so we can provide support early!


Student Intake Survey requests
As Leah mentioned at the FSEM training, students filled out a Student Intake Survey in which they were asked to indicate the following information for their first year on campus:

  • Community living goals
  • Health & wellness goals
  • Academic goals
  • Top 3 things they are excited about
  • Top 3 things they are nervous about

If you would like to receive these reports for your FSEM students, email Leah at leah.ogrady@du.edu.


Upcoming Events

Secure your Helen Thorpe tickets now!
If you have not already, please fill out this Qualtrics to reserve your FSEM’s tickets for An Evening with Helen Thorpe by 10AM on Friday, September 13.

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:30PM in Gates Concert Hall.

NOTE: Please only reserve tickets for students who will attend, as there are only 500 tickets reserved for ALL FSEMs.


Encountering Stories Call For Submissions: due September 15th
We are pleased to announce our Call for Submissions for the fourth annual celebration and showcase of first-year writers’ responses to DU’s One Book, One DU shared prompt.

We welcome One Prompt responses in all genres—including multimodal texts (e.g., songs, videos, graphic
arts/comics) and spoken performances—by first-year students. If your work is accepted, it will be displayed
at the showcase event on Wednesday, October 30th from 6pm–7:30pm. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the One Book website.


Writing Program Fall Showcase: Sept. 19th
The Writing Program would like to invite FSEM faculty and students to the Fall Showcase Event on Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Anderson Events Room.

Students will showcase, using posters, their writing projects from the academic year of 2018-2019.

This event will aim to inspire first-year student writers and give them an opportunity to gain insight into their future Writing Program courses and projects, as well as writing opportunities here at DU, such as Many Voices One DU, WRIT Large, and future Minor courses.

For more information, visit the Writing Program website.


Share your updates!

Have an update or announcement to share?
Email Leah at leah.ogrady@du.edu to share your announcement, update, or event with the FSEM community!

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