Fall 2017 First-Year Seminar Proposals

We are no longer accepting FYS proposals for the Fall 2017 semester.
Proposals were due Monday, February 6, 2017.

Contact Angie Lamb (angela-lamb@uiowa.edu) if you have questions.

Only instructors who have submitted a proposal will be approved to offer a first-year seminar.
A proposal must be submitted every year,
even if a seminar was approved and offered in a previous semester.


All instructors must gain approval from their DEO or supervisor prior to submitting a proposal

Executive and Instructional staff may submit a proposal for review.
Merit staff and graduate/teaching assistants are not eligible to teach a FYS.
Your college may have additional requirements.


For the Fall 2017 semester, successful proposers will receive $2,500 in funds that can be used to support research, teaching or professional development. Instructors who are unable to receive professional development, teaching or research funds will be compensated via a salary payment as outlined in their college's FYS dispersion policy. Funds will be distributed to colleges in September 2017, and must be expended by June 30, 2018. Examples of professional development expenditures include work-related travel, equipment purchases, etc.

All purchases are subject to University of Iowa purchasing policies. Items purchased become property of the University. More information can be found in the UI Operations Manual or by calling the Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Travel Department at (319) 335-0115.