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FYI 102 Approval Form

All steps must be completed before the General Education Committee can discuss your proposal.

  1. Consult with the FYI term coordinator during development of your course and writing of your proposal.
  2. Fill out this form and submit electronically. It will be sent to the General Education Chair.
  3. Be sure to upload your syllabus at the bottom of this form.

Deadline: Monday, Week 1 of Fall Term (or Monday, Week 5 of Fall Term, if you are a new faculty member at Augustana.

FYI 102 Common Elements Checklist

(See FYI Skills Matrix for more information).  The following common elements are to be included in all FYI 102 syllabi.  Before you submit your FYI 102 proposal, please make sure you can answer "yes" to each of the following:

My class provides opportunities for exploratory writing and revision (aka process writing).
I have assigned my students to read They Say/I Say parts 1, 2, and chapter 8.
My students will write two 4-5 page They Say/I Say papers.
I have assigned my students to complete the online tutorial on avoiding plagiarism.
My class provides instruction and practice with MLA documentation.
I have a plan for how to use Hacker's A Writer's Reference and the FYI Seven Deadly Sins in my class.
My students will give one informative presentation.
My class brings students to the library at least one time.
My class incorporates the art collection.
My class makes meaningful use of Symposium Day.

Proposal Questions:

  1. Submitted by
  2. Short Title (for transcript; 24 character limit including spaces, e.g. From ___ to ___):
  3. Long Title(for advertising class to students):
  4. Briefly describe your course (app. 100-200 words). (Your description will be distributed to first-year students prior to registration, so you’ll want to write it with your 18-year old audience in mind.)
  5. Why do you think this subject is a good fit for our first-year students?
  6. How will your course address the overarching question of winter term? "How does exploring the past deepen our understanding of the human condition?"
  7. How will you teach students how to write with sources? (e.g., assigning They Say/ I Say chapters, assigning They Say/I Say papers, providing practice with summary writing and instruction in documentation, etc.)
  8. How will you develop students’ reading skills?
  9. How will you develop students’ oral communication skills?
  10. How will you develop students’ information literacy skills?
  11. How will you incorporate an expression of the fine and performing arts in your course?
  12. How will you incorporate Symposium Day?

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