I am pleased to announce that Undergraduate
Academic Affairs is now accepting proposals from faculty wishing to offer a course in the 2014-15 UW Collegium
Seminar program. The UW Collegium Seminar program on the Seattle campus brings freshmen
into the intellectual world of the university early in their academic careers
by connecting them to our best scholars and instructors in small classes
designed to foster discussion, inspire curiosity, and support intellectual
risk-taking and discovery. We encourage faculty from all disciplines to participate
and welcome proposals that focus on faculty research or offer topics not
typically available to freshmen students. To propose a UW Collegium Seminar for
the autumn, winter, or spring quarters of 2014-15, please fill out this online
application. Proposals are due December 18.
UW Collegium Seminars:
The UW Collegium Seminars program began in
2012 and will expand next year to offer upwards of 100 seminars serving as many
as 2,000 students. UW Collegium Seminars are one credit and graded
credit/no credit to encourage students to explore new and unfamiliar topics.
Collegium Seminars are small (20 students or fewer) to promote a sense of
collaboration built around shared interests and ideas. For students,
the Collegium Seminars provide a formative collegial environment where they learn
“shoulder-to-shoulder” with our best faculty instructors. For faculty, the Collegium Seminars are a unique
opportunity to inspire the UW’s newest undergraduate students, teach on topics
free from normal constraints, and join a dedicated and highly skilled community
of faculty instructors from across the campus. Individuals may offer a seminar
up to three times a year and will receive $1,000 for each seminar they teach.
All members of the faculty are eligible to propose
a UW Collegium Seminar. Prior experience teaching freshmen or leading seminars
is not required, but evidence of successful teaching must be available to the
selection committee. Proposals, due December 18, will be reviewed by a faculty selection
committee and results will be communicated by mid-January 2014.
For More Information:
To see examples of past UW Collegium Seminars,
course descriptions, and sample syllabi, please visit the Collegium website.
If you are interested in teaching a UW Collegium
Seminar but have questions or would like to discuss your ideas before
submitting a proposal, please do not hesitate to contact my colleagues. They
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I believe that the UW Collegium Seminar
program offers an excellent way for undergraduates to begin their careers at
the University of Washington. I hope you will join me next year in this
wonderful program, and I look forward to what I know will be an extraordinary
group of courses and colleagues.
Vice Provost and Dean