First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

Teaching FYE 1220: First-Year Seminar

Express interest in teaching FYE 1220 for Fall 2019 (screening deadline March 1)

FYE-Created Curriculum

FYE understands that teaching FYE 1220 as an overload is a big time commitment, and we want to make it as easy as possible for faculty to teach. That’s why FYE creates Folio (Desire2Learn) content that aligns with course outcomes. To learn more about FYE-Created content, such as rationale and links to view content, see our Guide to FYE-Created Content.

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Fall 2018 Sample Syllabus
Fall 2018 Sample Syllabus: Chris Caplinger
Feel free to cut and paste, and to use without attribution. Please note that this is not meant to be prescriptive. Chris wants to point out that he’s seen many more creative syllabi over the years, and that he’d encourage faculty to embrace their own personality when appropriate. This syllabus makes several decisions that are, again, optional:

  • It employs personal pronouns, and is written from the perspective of both the instructor and the peer leader.
  • It uses the approved second person version of the student learning outcomes.
  • It adopts seminar-specific learning outcomes.
  • There is not an attendance policy per see (it’s very common for FYE 1220 faculty to use one); it relies instead on a participation grade to encourage attendance.
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Last updated: 1/18/2019

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