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The FSUS Instructor and Coordinator Roles

Instructor Role in FSUS

While the FSUS design promotes academic freedom in the content and delivery of course materials, there are some steps that each instructor must take. FSU Seminar instructors support student success by:

  1. Developing a course syllabus that includes the course objectives, description of how the objectives will be met, an attendance policy, and grading criteria.
  2. Sending a copy of the course syllabus to the FSUS coordinator one week before classes begin. A sample syllabus is provided to all faculty members and may be adapted to meet their needs.
  3. Contacting and scheduling guest speakers for FSUS classes to enhance FSUS instruction (not to exceed more than five entire class sessions).
  4. Being present at every FSUS class for the full class period, including class sessions when a guest speaker is present or when the students are completing sessions scheduled outside of the classroom.
  5. Informing the FSUS office in the rare case that a class must be canceled, so an appropriate substitute can be made.
  6. Participating in the end-of-the-semester FSUS course evaluation survey.
  7. Checking weekly FSUS INFOMAIL for reminders of upcoming events and new information.
  8. Attending FSUS instructor training and workshops.
  9. Requiring a reasonable amount of coursework for a one-credit class that enables students to successfully achieve and/or demonstrate the course objectives.
  10. Including the following course assignments:
    1. Students must attend a minimum of three out-of-class events (maximum of six). Two events should be the Beer, Booze, and Books presentation and Sexual Health & Wellness for College and Beyond. Class time is not to be canceled in exchange for these events.
    2. MAP-Works survey is to be completed in the third week of the semester.
    3. FLITE library sessions are to be scheduled early in the semester (no later than week 5).

FSUS Coordinator Role

The FSUS Coordinator supports instructors and promotes student success by:

  1. Recruiting and training FSUS instructors.
  2. Maintaining contact with FSUS instructors through weekly INFOMAIL.
  3. Providing regular training sessions to facilitate instructor learning.
  4. Developing resource and informational support for instructors.
  5. Scheduling FSUS courses and classrooms (by recommendation of Deans and Associate Deans).
  6. Collecting and maintaining faculty information necessary to facilitate payment for course overloads.
  7. Promoting academic freedom for FSUS instructors.
  8. Providing coverage for canceled classes when necessary.
  9. Providing one-on-one assistance as needed.
  10. Providing rationale and data to support the value of the FSUS course.