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If this proposal is approved, will the department be able to support the offering of this seminar for Fall 2017? Y/N
First-Year Seminars require faculty to teach in a small-class setting, introduce students to topics to which they have no prior exposure, and align their seminar with the KU Core learning outcome for critical thinking. The design of seminars provides a strong foundation for students’ other studies at KU and early support for navigating the university. Please briefly describe how this faculty member would contribute to this type of teaching.
The goal of the First-Year Seminar program is to advantage students who participate in the courses, and to ensure that students in the home department also continue to have a high-quality experience. The Office of First-Year Experience has a limited amount of replacement funding available for departments where teaching capacity would otherwise prevent faculty participation in the First-Year Seminar Program. This funding supports the hiring of a GTA or instructor to teach one of the faculty member’s regular courses. Funding decisions will be made in consultation with the department and dean’s office.
Are you applying for instructional support funds? Y/N
If yes, what amount? Funding requests are limited to $5,000.
First-time FYS faculty will participate in two course design workshops. They will receive a $500 stipend for participating in program and course activities.
Thank you for endorsing a faculty member to teach a First-Year Seminar. Please contact Sarah Crawford-Parker, scrawpar@ku.edu, with any questions about First-Year Seminar funding.

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