Call for U-Engage Course Proposals
The U-Engage Advisory Group is currently soliciting applications from faculty and professional staff to serve as instructors for 1 of the anticipated 40 sections of the U-Engage first year student transition/orientation course to be offered in Fall 2014. U-Engage sections are two-credit, A-F graded, interactive classes of approximately 25 first year students.
U-Engage instructors are to design their classes around a real-world problem or compelling question in their area of expertise, research or passion. Our U-Engage shared learning outcomes (see below) and assignments are used across all course sections and should help guide your course design. The 2014 learning outcomes are NEW this year, so please read over them and the enhanced descriptions provided below.
U-Engage Learning Outcomes
Read our NEW learning outcomes and the greater philosophy behind them. Reviewing them will be highly beneficial when it comes to completing your course proposal.
This year we will be offering Information Sessions to introduce and clarify the new learning outcomes, review the application process, and answer any other questions you may have. They are not required, but highly recommended. The Info Sessions will be held on the following dates in Milam 215:
Thursday, February 20th 12-1 pm
Monday, February 24th 4-5 pm
Tuesday February 25th 5-6 pm
Responsiblities of U-Engage Instructors and Support/Stipend Provided
Instructor responsiblities include attendance at a new REQUIRED training for all instructors as well as other committments in the Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 terms. Please review these responsiblities as well as the services and support offered by New Student Programs and Family Outreach before you apply. In addition to training and ongoing support, instructors receive a professional development stipend of $2000 for teaching a section of U-Engage (co-instructors split the stipend 50/50).
Submit a Course Proposal by Monday, March 10th at 5PM. Given the length of the application you can save and continue working on your proposal up until the deadline.
Feel free to preview the Course Proposal questions before submitting.
Please contact Ruth Sterner if you have any questions about the U-Engage program or proposal application