COVID-19: Essential Information

Resources for Faculty Teaching First Year Seminars

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

If you are scheduled to teach a First Year Seminar in the near future, and you plan to teach a new or substantially revised seminar, you will need to fill out a brief course proposal form. Please contact Amy Morsman if you have questions about proposing a new FYS, and when you have completed the new seminar proposal form, please send it on to Amy ( for review. She will pass it on to the Curriculum Committee. All new seminar proposal forms should be submitted to Amy by March 1, 2022.

If you are a current FYS instructor, resources in support of teaching, writing, advising, etc. are available to you on the Canvas site for current FYS instructors. If you are anticipating teaching an FYS in an upcoming semester and would like to browse ahead of time the training materials on the Canvas site, please email Amy for access to the site.