COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Resources for Faculty Teaching First Year Seminars

In teaching a First Year Seminar, you are expected to provide your students with the opportunity to fulfill the four general learning goals of the course, which you can find on the menu on the left side of this page. Otherwise you have complete freedom to teach the seminar as you see fit.

It can be a challenge (hopefully a rewarding one) to accommodate all four FYS learning goals. How does one combine the "content" one wishes to teach with the teaching of writing and speaking? How can the advising component of the FYS be made compatible with the teaching of content and presentation?  

There is no single way to do it; many have had success, using diverse methods. In these pages, we have provided some materials that may help with the challenge. If you have suggestions or queries about teaching and advising in First Year Seminars, we would be interested in hearing about them, and possibly including them on this site. In that regard, please feel free to contact the First Year Seminar leadership team.

On Advising and Course Selection         On Planning and Teaching a First Year Seminar