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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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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

April 2- Playing with Fire

Playing With Fire focuses on courageous young women in Afghanistan who are involved in theatre arts. They regularly face harsh criticism, social disapproval and even receive threats against themselves and their families, forcing many young actresses to flee the country. ThFlyer for ANA Playing With Fire version 1, draft 4ose who do not risk being killed for their art, as recently happened to a young actress in Kabul. Anneta Papathanassiou, an actress and director from Greece, visits Kabul to teach ancient Greek theatre, while recording the lives of Afghan artists who try to combine art and culture under very difficult circumstances in this troubled country.
Here’s a link to the trailer:


President’s Writing Awards


The 2015 President’s Writing Awards are under way! All students are eligible to submit work, and the winners will receive prize money and a chance to be featured on the President’s Writing Awards site. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!