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First Year Seminars

The application for First Year Seminars for the 2013-2014 academic year is now available. First Year Seminars are interdisciplinary introduction into academic life at UW-Eau Claire designed for first year students. This academic year, seven innovative First Year Seminars are being offered that not only challenge students but provide them with a chance to apply their knowledge in a wide variety of ways.

Important things to remember about the application:       

  • It is for three years and for a minimum of three iterations. It is hoped that the Seminar could be offered every fall semester but, with increasing numbers of new students being admitted in the spring semester, that consideration be given to offering the course both semesters each of the three years.
  • Faculty that are selected to teach in the First Year Seminar program will receive a $500 course development grant in the summer of 2013. They will also have the opportunity to have a student peer mentor, access to professional development in teaching first year students, to have their class participate in the Blugold Passport program, and to take part in the New York Times in the First Year program.
  • There is no maximum seat requirement for the program. 
  • There will be no departmental or college"backfill" for faculty that take part in the program.  It is expected that teaching in the First Year Seminar program will be part of a faculty member's normal teaching load.

Please consider becoming a part of UW-Eau Claire's first year programming.

The application deadline is December 14, 2012.  Please contact Bob Knight if you have any questions.