Upcoming Events: FYO Workshops

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North Instructional Plaza (CTL)

This interactive session will examine UGA’s First-Year Odyssey’s program goals as well as best practices in how to design and structure a successful FYO course. This session offers faculty “best of" experiences and advice on how to begin an FYO seminar as well as a concise review of research on “day one” practices in small seminar classes. Faculty will leave with practical assignments and goals for the first weeks of their FYO seminar and beyond. Details

Event Type: FYO Workshops, Pedagogy & Practice Workshops

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CTL North Instructional Plaza

Opportunities to get to know students in small groups and supportive seminars are a part of the FYO design. A time, space, and setting for students and teachers to speak and listen to one another are also pieces of a successful mentoring blueprint. This workshop is an opportunity for faculty to share their strategies and experiences as mentors. Bring your seminar recollections, suggestions, or proposals for mentoring FYO students. There will be time to examine success stories and perhaps ask questions about plans gone awry. A mentoring relationship begun in an FYO may well last well beyond the semester. Student and teacher are the richer for that outcome. Details

Event Type: FYO Workshops, Pedagogy & Practice Workshops

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CTL North Instructional Plaza

This workshop, designed for those who teach a seminar as part of the FYO program, will focus on creating successful and appropriate writing assignments for one-hour FYO seminars. Examples of successful writing assignments used in previous FYO seminars will be shared and discussions will center on the development of writing assignments to be used in participants’ courses. Faculty will leave this session with a better understanding of the appropriate amount of writing for a FYO seminar, ideas for assignments they can integrate into their own FYO courses, and resources they can reference throughout the delivery of their seminar. Details

Event Type: FYO Workshops, Pedagogy & Practice Workshops