OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR-
February 6, 2019
ACADEMIC SENATE FACULTY MEMBERS
SUBJECT: || Freshman Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program – Call for Proposals, 2019-20 Academic Year|
I am pleased to announce the continuation of and request for proposals
for the Freshman Seminar and Senior Seminar Programs for the 2019-20
academic year. These outstanding undergraduate seminar programs
contribute to UC San Diego’s undergraduate mission by expanding
undergraduate education offerings.
The Freshman Seminar Program creates a unique classroom environment by
providing opportunities for incoming students to engage in intellectual
discussions with faculty and peers in a small, supportive class setting.
The small, informal class setting of the Senior Seminars promotes
exploration of advanced topics and fosters an ideal learning environment
for polishing critical thinking and analytical skills.
Eligible faculty will receive a $1,000 research payment (not as salary,
but as funding available to support various academic expenses including
research, travel, and supplies) for teaching either a one-unit Freshman
Seminar or a one-unit Senior Seminar. (Note that a department may only
offer Senior Seminars if it also offers at least two Freshman Seminars.)
Incoming students are particularly interested in taking undergraduate
seminars during the fall. I especially encourage you to consider
offering a seminar during this time when demand is the highest. The due
date for submission of proposals for Fall Quarter 2019 Freshman and
Senior Seminars is Friday, March 8, 2019.
Your participation in these programs is greatly appreciated.
Undergraduate seminar programs have been very well received and are
important to our students. You can visit the program website,
http://undergrad.ucsd.edu/programs/ug-seminars/index.html for detailed
Please contact John Moore, Dean of Undergraduate Education (x24358), or
April Burcham (x25855) with questions or comments.
Elizabeth H. Simmons|
Executive Vice Chancellor