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Chair Endorsement Form

If this proposal is approved, will the department be able to support the offering of this seminar for Fall 2021? 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 Office of First-Year Experience provides support to help offset the cost of covering faculty members' usual course offerings. The home department/school of each approved seminar is eligible to receive $3000.
Are you applying for instructional support funds? Y/N
First-time FYS faculty will participate in three course design meetings. They will receive a $500 overload payment for participating in program and course activities.
Thank you for endorsing a faculty member to teach a First-Year Seminar. Please contact Kate Nygren,, with any questions about First-Year Seminar funding.

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