FSEM Info & Announcements 5/10 & 5/12


Hello all:

Just a few announcements for you today. Please see the 3 bullet points below. Best, Monica

**FSEM Welcome Letters for Fall 2023 

We ask that faculty write a welcome letter to the students that register for your FSEM class. The admissions office sends them out for us in early August so all we need from you is your letter. Please check out our one drive folder (click below) for examples and a folder to put your completed letter in. We ask that you please save it as a Word doc with the naming convention: Last Name, First Name. Letters Due by June 12th please/thank you. 

 FSEM Welcome Letters 2023

**FSEM activates expenses due!

Final receipts into Concur for FSEM expenses by June 2nd, 2023, please. Let me know if you cannot make this deadline. Thank You! 

**Help Students Thrive: Take a Coach Approach!

Tuesday, June 13th – Wednesday, June 14th

9:00am – 3:30pm

Community Commons 2600 (In-person only)

Register here

This two-day interactive training provides DU faculty and staff with effective coaching strategies to help students overcome setbacks, navigate challenges, and achieve their goals. Coaching centers the student as the expert in their own life and supports the development of accountability and self-management. You will build foundational coaching skills, such as asking powerful questions to inspire self-awareness, problem-solving, and action. Flyer attached with info. 

Please register only if you will attend both days. The next session will be offered in December. Questions? 

Contact: Allison.Weihrauch@du.edu


Hello All-

Please see an announcement from our partner office working with students for scholar development & fellowship advising.  Please reach out to Lindsay for questions. Stay dry and have a lovely weekend! Best, Monica

Recommendation Letters Made Easy and Equitable

May 23 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am MDT

Recommendation Letters Made Easy and Equitable: When and How to Write a Persuasive Letter (and when to say “no.”)

Interested in writing better letters of recommendation for your students or peers – and wondering how to do this effectively and efficiently? Join Dr. Juli Parrish, Director of the Writing Center and Teaching Professor of Writing, and Dr. Lindsay Lawton, Director of Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising, and Alison Staudinger, Director of Faculty Development and Career Advancement for a practice-based workshop on writing letters that are better and easier. We’ll also look at common ways that implicit bias can sneak into letters and harm students. We’ll also think about the workload issues related to letters and how you might navigate them as a department or individual.

Bring something to write with, digital or paper and, if you have one, a recommendation letter you have written or a prompt for one that you expect to write.

Details and registration can be found here

Thanks for spreading the word! 



Lindsay Lawton, PhD (she/her)

Director, Scholar Development & Fellowship Advising 

University of Denver | 2055 E Evans Ave., Suite 3100 | Denver, CO 80210 | USA

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