First Year Seminar Committee

2020 – 2021 DATES

  • Call for Proposals sent out: September 4th, 2020
  • Proposal Due Date: November 13th, 2020 at 5:00
  • Proposal Review – mid November 2020


  • 2023 Ian Finlayson, Associate Professor, CPSC, CAS, Secretary
  • 2023 Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich, Assistant Professor, GERM, CAS
  • 2023 Cate Brewer, Senior Lecturer, Theatre, CAS (Josephine Antwi, Assistant Professor, BIOL, CAS, will return for 2020-2021)
  • 2022 James Collins, Assistant Professor, MATH, CAS, Secretary
  • 2022 Debra Hydorn, Professor, MATH, CAS
  • Ex officio – April Wynn, Assistant Professor, BIOL, CAS, Director of the First-Year Experience, Chair


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.