First Year Seminar Committee


  • Call for Proposals sent out: August 30th, 2018
  • Fall Proposal Due Date: October 24th, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Proposal Review Meeting: November 1st, 2018 2:00 PM
  • Spring Proposal Due Date: January 16th, 2019


  • 2019 Victoria Russell (Assistant, COE)
  • 2019 April Wynn (Assistant, CAS)  – Chair
  • 2020 Dan Hubbard (Professor, CAS) – Secretary
  • 2020 Robert Rycroft (Professor, CAS)
  • 2021 Patrick Rich (Assistant, CAS)


  • Anand Rao  (Professor, CAS), QEP Director


2.8.2 The committee’s duties are to:

.1 Study and recommend to the University Faculty Council procedures and criteria for approval, deletion, and alteration of course offerings meeting the first year seminar requirement;

.2 Review and approve or reject proposals from the various departments for courses to be designated as first year seminars;

.3 Review at its discretion the frequency of offering and general relevance of courses so designated and make recommendations for changes as appropriate;

.4 Perform any and all additional duties, such as evaluating transfer credit, pertaining to this committee at the request of the committee chair;

.5 Make information available regarding the procedures and deadlines for proposing courses to the general education committee; and

.6 Perform other duties as assigned by the UFC.