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ULO Assessment Plan Launching

The Foundational Studies Program Council (FSP Council) has drafted a University Learning Outcomes (ULO) Assessment plan that outlines the collection and evaluation of student learning evidence. This fall, faculty teaching Disciplinary Lens Literature and Humanities (DLL) as well as Disciplinary Lens Visual and Performing Arts (DLV) are invited to pilot our data submission form and to provide feedback to the FSP Council. See the attached document for details on the multi-year multi-phase assessment plan.

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From Our Conversation About Teamwork

On Friday, October 9, we held a Coffee and Conversation event about student team work at The Kitchen Venture Lab. We’d like to thank our highlighted faculty Jen Black, Steph Cox, and Cynthia Bradbury. They presented the electronic posters below, shared their classroom practices, and lead an enlightening discussion about how to make team projects a success.

Teamwork Poster: Jen Black and Steph Cox

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Teamwork Poster: Cynthia Bradbury

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Coffee and Conversations Event: October 9, 2015


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OCTOBER 9, 2015
12:00-1:30 PM

Event Flyer: Oct 9 2015 FSP Coffee and Conversation Event


Join your colleagues for some coffee and a conversation about fostering effective teamwork. Highlighted faculty will present digital posters about their work and answer your questions.


Jen Black and Steph Cox are lecturers in the English Department who have been teaching UF 100 together since 2012. They have team taught every variation on the course: 15-week plenary/discussion, 15-week online, 7-week summer online, and 5-week summer hybrid. This experience has provided them with many opportunities to study, practice, and teach about effective teamwork.

Cynthia Bradbury is an adjunct faculty member in the Anthropology Department. Cynthia began exploring cooperative learning techniques while teaching 8th graders from “the projects” in Norfolk, Virginia. At Boise State, she continues to use groups to provide structure for classroom activities, encourage students to take charge of their learning, and give students experience working closely with others.

Hiring: Discussion Group Leaders for UF 100

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to apply to lead a UF 100 Discussion Group in one of our 7 Intellectual Foundations thematic sections.  Discussion Group Leaders can make a HUGE difference in the first-year experience of our students.

If you have:

  • an earned bachelor’s degree or higher
  • experience teaching or facilitating learning,
  • experience advising or leading groups

and a strong desire to work as part of a teaching team to support students’ development of critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills – this is the role for you!


For more information about teaching opportunities with the Foundational Studies Program, please see:

Or call The Foundational Studies Program at 426-4057