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Teaching in FYE

FYE courses offer faculty the opportunity to explore new frontiers in teaching and research. They are spaces that foster and encourage innovative instruction marked by inspiration, risk-taking, novel approaches, flexibility, and responsiveness.  A seminar could be the opportunity to teach a developing topic, or a familiar topic from a new perspective. A seminar might also be a pilot for the development of a new course, it could lead to a book, or it could be a way to involve undergraduates as a group in some aspect of a professor’s research program. 

In addition to teaching responsibilities, FYE faculty traditionally:

  • participate in a Common Reading discussion with their students during New Student Orientation; 
  • select and work with an FYE peer mentor; 
  • attend an FYE faculty development day jointly hosted with the Crown Faculty Center.