University of Iowa

Now Accepting Proposals for Fall 2017 First-Year Seminars

Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
Andrew Beckett, Assistant Dean, University College
January 19, 2017
Now Accepting Proposals for Fall 2017 First-Year Seminars

We are now accepting First-Year Seminar proposals for Fall 2017. First-Year Seminars introduce students to college-level learning, facilitate their transition to the University, and provide them with an opportunity to work closely with UI faculty, staff or a senior-level administrator. Instructors must obtain approval from their DEO or direct supervisor prior to submitting a proposal. In addition to faculty, executive and instructional staff may submit a proposal for review. Merit staff and graduate/teaching assistants are not eligible to teach a First-Year Seminar.

Even if you are currently teaching or have taught a First-Year Seminar in the past, you must submit a proposal in order to be considered for the Fall 2017 semester.

For more information, and to submit your proposal, please visit
Proposals must be submitted by Monday, February 6, 2017.

Additional information about First-Year Seminars, including policies and procedures and links to resources for instructors, is available on the University College website at

Thank you, in advance, for your interest in teaching a First-Year Seminar. Please contact me or Angie Lamb ( if you have any questions.

Andrew Beckett
Assistant Dean, University College