In April of 2015 I went to the University of San Francisco to have some conversations and facilitate some workshops with faculty and librarians involved with USF’s first-year seminars. This was a follow-up visit; I was also there in the spring of 2014. This trip was action packed – two workshops and a lunchtime talk/discussion with faculty and librarians, and visits to three different first-year seminar classes. This is a great group of people, doing really interesting work.
- Fostering Inquiry and Curiosity with First-Year Students (faculty workshop slides)
- First-Year Experience: Big Goals, Big Ideas (lunchtime talk slides)
Culture is what people do — I wrote this blog post about an insight that I had during these talks.
Thursday in the park with students — Barbara Fister’s reflection on her visit to this same group in 2015, and the ways that curiosity and authenticity are still baked into their FYE program.