First-Year Seminar Institute


Contributed by Colette Matisco

Fall semester 2019, meets bi-weekly, September 9 - December 16
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

We invite you to join this inaugural cross-disciplinary faculty learning community (10-12 members) to engage in an active, collaborative, semester-long program with the specific focus on enhancing first-year seminar learning and teaching through course design and reflection. 

Why join? Are you new to teaching a first-year seminar and wish to engage the distinctive purpose and potential of first-year seminars? Have you already taught a first-year seminar and wish to reflect on and further develop your pedagogy? If you are interested in discussing your first-year seminar in progress with peers, this opportunity can support you in your work. 

You can find more information and the application here. All applications are due by Friday, August 23, 5:00 pm

Sponsored by The Ithaca Seminars (ICSM), Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), and The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE)
Contact Judith Ross-Bernstein ( at the Center for Faculty Excellence for further information.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Colette Matisco at or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.