FSEM Trainings Follow-Up & Updates as of 08.04.2020

Hello again, FSEM Faculty,

We hope you all were able to attend the three trainings offered by UAP to prepare you for the upcoming academic year and the responsibilities of FSEM. We have put together the materials we have at present from the August 21st, September 2nd, and September 3rd trainings for you to access as necessary. As always, please feel free to reach out to us at uap@du.edu for any additional questions you may have. Keep up the good work and good luck with Discoveries next week!


Send us your Discoveries Zoom links please! We still do not have all of the links necessary for Discoveries week to run smoothly. Please e-mail them directly to grace.warner@du.edu.


The UAP team pulled together a comprehensive checklist to help you organize the return to campus protocols  and the things we need to be thinking about as we return to campus next week. 


August 21, 2020 Training: High-Impact FSEM Across Modalities: Engaging First-Time, First-Year Students in the Digital Environment

08.21.2020 Training Recording

September 2, 2020 Training: Fall Logistics Training

Regarding the Discoveries room assignments: The Discoveries meeting rooms are different than your FSEM sessions rooms. Both are listed in the document so you can send your students to the correct rooms AFTER your FSEM sessions. Additionally, the Orientation Leaders will NOT sit in on FSEM sessions. You will not necessarily interact with the Orientation Leaders (OLS). OLs are listed in the document in case you need to connect a student with one. Any building abbreviations should be covered here: https://www.du.edu/registrar/building.html


September 3, 2020 Training: FSEM Advising Training

Discoveries Updates- as of 07/31/2020

Good afternoon and happy almost-August. While we don’t yet have the final Discoveries schedule, here are a few updates so far:

  1. Staggered student move-in has been extended by one full day, so we’ll likely have only two (roughly 90-minute) opportunities to meet with students on Thursday and Friday of orientation week.
  2. One of these two sessions will likely be moved online, due to room and social distancing constraints.
  3. Final selection of this year’s One Book is delayed/ongoing, so it will not be part of our Discoveries curriculum this year (including the “One Prompt” submission).

Please expect further updates and changes in the coming weeks. While One Book will not be part of our Discoveries schedule, interested FSEM faculty and students will have many opportunities to engage with the program during the fall quarter if so inclined.

Feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.

FSEM: December Listening Session & Faculty Reflection

Action Item: FSEM Faculty Reflection

Thank you for your hard work this term. Once grades are posted, please take time to complete a teaching reflection on your experience. This year’s reflection focuses on mentoring/advising and active-learning strategies. We expect the reflection will take about 45 minutes to complete; participating faculty will be compensated $150 for their time.

Access the FSEM Faculty Reflection here: https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42rz8AxJWav4a8J


Don’t forget to register: December Discoveries Listening Session

This is a reminder for faculty to register for our FSEM winter professional development opportunity, which will be a (two-way) listening session for Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence and FSEM faculty regarding the future direction of Discoveries Orientation. Please see all logistical and registration details below.

Date:Monday, December 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:Gregg Kvistad Special Events Room, Anderson Commons
Stipend:$150 for participation
Register here:https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePXydbMFC6sI20J

Join the session via Zoom!

This year we are happy to add an option for FSEM faculty to join the FSEM December Discoveries Session via Zoom. Interested faculty should rsvp for the session above and indicate that they will join via Zoom. The instructions and meeting ID information to join via Zoom are below.

Joining the FSEM session via Zoom:

Topic: Winter FSEM Workshop
Time: Dec 2, 2019 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://udenver.zoom.us/j/232334768

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,232334768# or +16465588656,,232334768#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 232 334 768
International numbers available: https://udenver.zoom.us/u/aYoZp2St3

Or Skype for Business (Lync): https://udenver.zoom.us/skype/232334768



Please let us know if you have any questions, and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’ll see you soon!

Discoveries Assessment: We need your help!

Happy Friday, FSEM faculty,

We need your help in assessing Discoveries Orientation! While we have received a number of anecdotal information via email and/or in person, we really need the data to speak to the Discoveries experience for faculty AND for students. As such, we need your help in the following ways:

FSEM Faculty Feedback Survey
We are offering faculty $100 to complete this feedback survey by Monday, September 16th. This is your chance to tell us how Discoveries went and what recommendations you might have for future.

Discoveries Student Feedback
We would love for you to ask your students to please fill out the 2019 Discoveries Feedback Survey. We currently only have 85 student responses and we would like to hear from students, themselves, about their experiences and recommendations! Please consider announcing this in your FSEM class next week.