For 2019-2020 Discoveries, each FSEM Discoveries sessions aligned with a newly-designed daily theme. These themes helped assist students in connecting activities, content, and experiences throughout the week.
This year, 2020-2021, we thought it might be helpful to keep these themes and talking points available to assist FSEM faculty in thinking about how to structure their time with students.
Daily Theme: DU Roles & Responsibilities
|Introductions||-Frame the week|
|My DU education||-Debrief Convocation and DU’s mission|
-What is a liberal arts education? What is its value?
|What is an FSEM?||-What is FSEM?|
-Program overview and course overview
|Who is my FSEM faculty mentor and what do they do?||-Role of FSEM faculty|
-Difference between FSEM advisor and other faculty
|What is expected of me as a DU college student?||-Student role|
-Learning in college is challenging, may be uncomfortable, and is less transactional
-Plagiarism, Honor Code, academic etiquette
Daily Theme: Build your community, know your resources
|What does my degree look like?||-Common Curriculum|
-Major exploration & questions to consider (prep for College Receptions)
|One Book Discussion||– Overview of program|
– One Book discussion
-Overview of One Book programming
Daily Theme: Create YOUR DU!
|Debriefing the week||-Debrief the week |
-What questions do students still have?
|What Do I Need to Help Me Succeed?||-Unspoken student expectations |
-Campus jargon & acronyms
-Academic resources (Writing Center, Language Center, Math Center etc.)