1/26/21 Updates

Hi all- 

Wanted to send a few reminders & info.  Hope all is well and you are staying warm today. Best, Monica

FSEM 2021 Call for Proposals:

Due March 1st.  Qualtrics link to apply is:

https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f5dICRmuNRB1L7

This fall, as part of Chancellor Haefner’s strategic imperative to “create a global, holistic, ‘4D’ student experience,” seven faculty members piloted sections of a new 4D-themed FSEM. Please contact Heather Martin if you’d like to join the 4D FSEM conversation and/or integrate dimensions of wellbeing, character, and career and professional development into your FSEM course.

Student Success Coaching

Student Success Coaching offers individual coaching sessions as well as group workshops on a variety of topics, such as goal setting, time management, study skills, and stress management. A flyer is attached and more information is available here. If you are interested in having a coach facilitate a workshop for your class, please email ACE@du.edu.

Undergraduate Student Registration Information for Spring Quarter 2021 

  • Monday, February 1: Advising and Registration Approvals begin for Spring Quarter 2021. 
  • Friday, February 19: Undergraduate Student registration time assignments begin. Information on how time ticket assignments are determined can be found on
    the Registrar website. 
  • Tuesday, March 30: Last day to register without a late registration fee via web. 
  • Tuesday, April 6: Last day of 100% Refund for dropped classes. Last Day to enroll in a course without instructor’s approval. 

Reflection and RFP Proposal Reminders

FSEM Faculty Reflection Fall 2020:

We value your opinions and would greatly appreciate you responding to the survey. (Link below) 

Faculty Reflections are due by Jan 10thI will happily extend the deadline to the end of January for those of you who may need more time.  

If you complete the assessment by Jan 10th your $150 will show in your Feb 1st paycheck.

If you complete it between Jan 11th-Feb 1 your $150 will show in your March 1st paycheck due to payroll calendar deadlines.  

https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d1oH7DIWc95KUCx

FSEM 2021 Call for Proposals:

The RFP for you to review is attached and the Qualtrics link to apply is:

https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f5dICRmuNRB1L7

This fall, as part of Chancellor Haefner’s strategic imperative to “create a global, holistic, ‘4D’ student experience,” seven faculty members piloted sections of a new 4D-themed FSEM. Please contact Heather Martin if you’d like to join the 4D FSEM conversation and/or integrate dimensions of wellbeing, character, and career and professional development into your FSEM course.

FSEM RFP for 2021-2022: Now accepting submissions

Hello all-

Wanted to get you the FSEM 2021-2022 RFP before the University closes over the holiday so you can be thinking about your next fall FSEM class. The Qualtrics link to apply is: https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f5dICRmuNRB1L7

This fall, as part of Chancellor Haefner’s strategic imperative to “create a global, holistic, ‘4D’ student experience,” seven faculty members piloted sections of a new 4D-themed FSEM. Please contact Heather Martin if you’d like to join the 4D FSEM conversation and/or integrate dimensions of wellbeing, character, and career and professional development into your FSEM course.

Finally, I hope this email finds you all in good health and enjoying the beautiful CO sunshine today. As always if you have any questions or concerns please let me know. 

Best, Monica

Call for Discoveries Orientation Leaders

The Discoveries Orientation office invites you to share with us any students that you believe would make a strong Discoveries Leader for the incoming class. 

Discoveries Leaders play a vital role in introducing our incoming students to the University of Denver community by way of their work prior to and during Discoveries Orientation week. With this, we seek students who have a strong desire for cultivating community, gaining leadership experience, and working in a team environment. Students should have strong verbal and written communication skills, and a willingness to engage in challenging conversations. This upcoming fall, we hope return to an orientation format that mirrors previous pre-COVID years, utilizing Discoveries Leaders to assist with in-person sessions and beyond. 

By way of the below survey, we aspire to generate personalized emails for each recommended student, using quotes from your submission encouraging them to apply to be a Discoveries Orientation Leader. As you write, please keep in mind that the verbiage shared should be something you would feel comfortable with the mentioned student reading. 

Please follow this link to recommend a student (or submit the form numerous times for additional students), that you believe fits this description!

Thank you for your time and recommendation,

Kelly Bitner, Assistant Director of New Student Programs 

Liz Spooner, Graduate Fellow Discoveries Orientation  

FSEM Reflection Link and Payment Details

Hello all,

I hope this email finds you all in good health. We would like to ask if you could please take some time over the Winter break to reflect on how this unique Covid Fall quarter went for your FSEM class. We value your opinions and would greatly appreciate you responding to the survey. (Link below)

$150 will be added to your February paycheck if you respond no later the January 10th.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and as always thank you for your dedication to the FSEM program. It is so successful because of your hard work. In partnership- Monica & Heather

https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d1oH7DIWc95KUCx

FSEM Faculty Reflections and RFPs for Fall 2021

12/1/2020

Hi all-

Hope you had a wonderful break last week and are moving into finals week seamlessly.  Just 2 quick things to let you know about since I have received questions about them.

1-The 2020 FSEM Faculty reflection assessment survey will be coming to you in the next few weeks. Please take the time to complete it and I will add $150 to your Feb. 1st paycheck. I will send an announcement once it is open for your responses.

2- Please start thinking about submitting a FSEM proposal for Fall 2021. The RPF will be coming out in January with a due date of approximately mid-March.  We look forward to working with you and offering your FSEM class again.  As always please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as we wrap up this quarter.

Be Well!

Best, Monica

11/6 Announcement from Academic Advising

Student Success Coaching

Meet one-on-one with a Student Success Coach to improve your college performance! Topics are customized to fit your individual needs, including goal setting, time management, stress management, study skills, discovering your strengths, and connecting with resources. Please click here for more information and to schedule a remote appointment.

Updates and Announcements 10/26-10/30

Reminder from last week:

Today marks the next phase of our research in Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence using the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Survey.  The survey is designed to bring us insight about  social, cultural, and community experiences among our undergraduate, graduate, and law students. The survey will be available online from today until 12/4.  Students have all received an email invitation with a unique link to complete the survey.  We are hopeful that we can capture as many student voices in this research as possible. 

One of  goals is to gather enough data to inform specific departments and areas of student support in order to provide meaningful and informative data for the DU Community.  As such, we welcome any support in encouraging students to complete the survey.  Attached you will also find a flyer about the survey with information about the survey and giveaway incentives.  This research has been reviewed and approved by the University of Denver Institutional Review Board.  For questions or clarification, please feel free to follow up via email.  We look forward to partnering with you in this endeavor as we continue to support our student community.


10/28/2020

As you advise students for Winter 2021, you may find helpful the attached document with information for faculty about WRIT courses. The majority of students will take WRIT 1122 in the Winter, and the Writing Program offers a variety of different options and themes for students to consider, all listed in this attached document.

As always, if you or your students have questions, please email me (richard.colby@du.edu)


10/30/2020

  1. Please see the invite from Grand Challenges for your students.

2. Good morning everyone—thanks to each of you for your efforts to promote a safe and healthy community. We value student input and feedback, and we’d appreciate hearing more from you as we seek to continually improve our communication, programs, and protocols. Please take a moment to tell us more about your fall quarter experiences in a brief (less than 5 minutes) eight-question survey and to share suggestions you may have for fall and winter.

You can take the survey by clicking here. (PioneerWeb login required.)

Please let me know if you have any questions – keep safe and stay well.
 

With appreciation, Todd Adams
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Updates and Announcements: 10/19-10/23

10/19/2020

  1. The attachment below is for you to pass along to any of your FSEM students who may be a liberal arts major about a new 1st Generation Student support offering in the CAHSS. 

2. Be Advised:  Winter Quarter 2021 registration has been moved two weeks later than originally scheduled.

Winter 2021 Registration 

  • Monday, Nov 2nd
    • Academic Advising and Registration Period Begins and Alternate Pins are ready for deletion. All undergraduate students should be advised and cleared to register by Friday, Nov 13th.
  • Friday, Nov 13th
    • Early Registration for Athletes and Undergraduate Students with early registration as an approved DSP Accommodation
  • Monday, Nov 16th
    • Priority Registration Begins and Honors/ROTC student registration 
  • Friday, Nov 20th
    • Winter 2021 New Student registration begins

Academic Advising and Pin Deletion

  • ALL First- year students should meet with their FSEM mentor to review their schedule and to have their alternate PIN deleted.
  • Business students or those intending to apply for Secondary Admissions to Daniels should attend a group advising sessions and/or meet with a Daniels Undergrad Programs Academic Advisor (303-871-6910, DCBundergrad@du.edu).

  Drop/Withdrawal Dates

  • The last day to drop a course without an instructor’s approval via PioneerWeb is Sunday, Oct 25th

10/23/2020

As you may or may not know DU allowed students to defer to a Winter Quarter start because of COVID concerns this fall. We have 26 students who elected to begin their DU career in January 2021 and thus we believe it is extremely important to be able to offer at least one, potentially two, FSEM classes in the Winter Quarter. 

If you are interested in teaching your FSEM class again in the Winter Quarter we can offer pay overload and the additional advising stipend as the faculty instructor.  Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity ASAP and I am happy to provide specific details to you. Thank you so much for considering this request!  

Best, Monica

Monica Kosanovich, PhD

Interim Associate Director, Academic Programs

Monica.Kosanovich@du.edu

Updates and Announcements from 10/12-10/16

10/14/20

Due to adjustments for Covid-19, student registration for Winter 2021 has been pushed to the very end of the term (November 9–20). While it may be useful to check in with students on their intentions for winter quarter, course schedules are not currently available, so we cannot review their registration plans at the normal time. We do not yet know when schedules will be published; we will share that date when we have it. Thank you for your flexibility.

10/15/20

This week’s updates are from the Advising Team! 

Advising Corner

Registration preparation resources

FSEM advisors, please check out these resources and consider sending them to your students! The videos are taken from the new student registration website:

  1. Preparing for registration video
    1. Billing agreement
    2. Checking time ticket
    3. Confirming the major
  2. How to register video, part 1 (how to register for classes)
  1. Navigating the registration area in PioneerWeb
  2. How to search for courses, find course descriptions, restrictions/pre-reqs, 
  3. How to register, part 2
  1. How to search for classes by attribute
  2. Common errors you may encounter
  3. How to register for linked classes (lecture + lab)
  4. Creating course plans video
  5. Guide to the Degree Audit PDF (Registrar’s website)
  6. Degree Audit for New Students PDF

Faculty Friday Consultations 

Tonnett Luedtke, Executive Director of Academic Advising in the Office of Academic Advising, is offering 30-minute faculty advisor consultations to support you with advising questions you may have.  Individual consultations will be available multiple Fridays before Registration Week (November 13-20). 

October 16, 23, 30 (select the date in order to find time slots)

Sign up here

Staff Advisor Class Visits (new FSEM faculty only)

As you prepare students for Winter registration (now starting November 13 for undergrads), please keep in mind that the Office of Academic Advising is able to visit classes for new FSEM faculty! Submit a request for a class visit here.