First Year Seminar Oversight Committee
Annual Report, 2010-2011



Chair (fall): Stan Crowe
Chair (spring): Melinda Menzer
Members: Brad Barron, Marianne Bessy, Diane Boyd. Bill Brantley, Judy Grisel, Marian Strobel, Libby Young

The FYS Oversight Committee met frequently over the course of the school year. The committee’s activities include the following:

·   Approval of twenty-five faculty requests for funds
·   Endorsement of thirty-one proposals for FYS or FYW courses
·   Program assessment, including discussion of student opinion surveys and research into freshman writing
·   Planning of two social events for FYS faculty, allowing faculty to discuss courses and best practices
·   Workshops in summer 2010 for faculty planning FYS/W courses (with more planned for summer 2011).

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