If you would like to teach an extra-departmental First Year Seminar (FRS), complete and submit the form below on or before the appropriate application deadline. In preparing your application, please note the following:
Eligibility: If you hold an instructional appointment at UC Davis you are eligible to teach a First Year Seminar. This includes all members of the Academic Senate and all Lecturers, Adjunct Lecturers, Visiting and Adjunct Professors, and Emeriti Professors. Graduate students are not eligible to teach on their own but can serve as co-instructors with an eligible faculty member.
Review Process: A copy of each completed application is sent automatically to your department chair for approval. Pending the chair's approval, the application is sent for review to the FRS Faculty Review Committee. Review Committee comments and suggestions will be forwarded to you by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Approved proposals are retained by the CETL and are available for review by the Committee on Courses of Instruction.
Review Criteria: To ensure that your application is consistent with FRS ideals and guidelines, we encourage you to review the catalog description and online resources listed below.
Catalog Description: Investigation of a special topic through shared readings, discussion, written assignments, and special activities (such as fieldwork, site visits, laboratory work, etc.). Emphasis is upon student participation in learning.
Application Deadlines (to see the actual dates, click on Information for Faculty link below):
In addition to our usual variety of First-Year Seminars, we will offer for the first time, ten to fifteen seminars focused on our UC Davis Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) book for 2013-14. These will bring faculty and students together to read and discuss Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Kristof and WuDunn). The CCBP’s campuswide lecture and discussion opportunities make it a natural fit for the FRS program’s goals. Proposals should emphasize how the instructor and students will engage the book’s themes over the course of the quarter. Please look at the sample proposal that can be revised to fit your needs. We especially encourage proposals for the book project seminars in Fall Quarter.
For more information, contact:
Janet Chambers, FRS Program Coordinator
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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