First-Year Seminars are designed to provide students with an in-depth academic experience that will be rigorous and engaging. Students will develop the kinds of academic skills that will prepare them for successful college work, including writing, critical reading and thinking, discussion, argument and debate. Faculty members have selected course topics about which they have particular expertise and enthusiasm. For students to be able to engage with faculty in the exploration of these topics is an extraordinary opportunity for academic and personal growth. Instructors of the First-Year Seminars will also serve as students’ academic advisors and faculty mentors for the entire first year. Students meet individually with their mentor during winter and spring quarters for advising and registration help. And, faculty mentors are a good source of support for students if they need assistance any time during their first year. The seminars will meet for 4 hours per week for the fall quarter.
TO PROPOSE TEACHING A FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
Submission: Proposals should be submitted via Qualtrics (included in the Request for Proposals) by March 1, 2021. We strongly encourage those interested in submitting proposals to contact any First-Year Seminar committee member with any questions you may have about your proposal or about teaching a First-Year Seminar.