First Year Seminar Committee

2022 – 2023 Dates

  • Call for proposals posted: May 13, 2022
  • Proposal due date: mid October, 2022
  • Proposal review: early November 2022


  • 2023 Ian Finlayson, Associate Professor, CPSC, CAS, Secretary
  • 2023 Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich, Associate Professor, GERM, CAS, Chair
  • 2024 Jenifer Walker, Associate Professor, Special Education, COE
  • 2025 Marcus Leppanen, Assistant Professor, Psychology, CAS
  • 2025 Bridgette Dennett, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance, CAS
  • Ex officio – April Wynn, Assistant Professor, BIOL, CAS, Director of the First-Year Experience


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.