2020-21 RFP & Winter Opportunities

2020-21 FSEM Request for Proposals: due March 1st

Academic Programs is now accepting proposals for First-Year Seminars for the 2020-21 academic year. All information about program eligibility, responsibilities, and proposal submission can be found in the official Request for Proposals (RFP) below. Proposals are due March 1, 2020.

Please note that returning FSEM faculty are also required to fill out the proposal Qualtrics (link to be found at the end of the RFP).

For questions about this process, please contact firstsem@du.edu.


Save the Date: “Reboot Your FSEM” Winter Workshop

We are excited to announce the winter professional development opportunity for FSEM faculty. Please save the date for this interactive workshop, focused on fine-tuning course content and making room for mentoring.

Lunch will be included.

Date:Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location:TBD, location forthcoming
Stipend:$100 for participation

One Book, One DU: Faculty & Staff Town Hall

We invite you to join DU faculty and staff for a conversational happy hour in which we unveil the remaining literary contenders for the 2020-2021 One Book selection. In addition to enjoying refreshments, you’ll learn about the 5 remaining titles under consideration (above) and have an opportunity to provide feedback on these selections.

Date:Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location:Renaissance Room, Mary Reed Building
Feedback survey:Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit electronic feedback on the shortlist options after the Town Hall (or any time if you are unable to attend the event).

For any questions, please email onebook@du.edu.



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

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!

Register Now: Fall Training

Registration is now open for the Fall FSEM Training – see additional information below:

  • Dates: Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th
  • Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Location: Anderson Commons Kvistad Events room
  • Other Info: Please bring your laptop to this training.

All FSEM faculty are required to attend both days of this training (unique content will be covered each day). Faculty will be compensated $200 for participation ($100 for each day). Please register for the training via Qualtrics RSVP form.