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First Year Programs

Who Can Teach a University Seminar?

Instruction is open to UW staff, faculty, and advanced graduate students. Seminars can be topic driven taught by several faculty either within a department or across disciplines. Format options include:

  • Department/Interdisciplinary Seminars: Seminars are topic driven and facilitated by staff and/or faculty. The goal will be to help students develop critical thinking skills and the capacity to analyze an issue from a variety of perspectives. Instruction will be provided by a rotating schedule of faculty. This model will increase faculty participation by lessening the time commitment required. Students will have the benefit of interacting with a variety of faculty members.
  • Graduate Seminars: Seminar topics determined by graduate students who will be responsible for 10 weeks of instruction. This will provide graduate students with an opportunity to teach and interact with students. Freshman will gain early insight into the interests of graduate students and nature of graduate level work.