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Signature Course Faculty Community

The Signature Course office provides resources, programs, and events for Signature Course faculty members.


Structured around the acronym F.O.C.U.S., students enrolled in Signature Courses have the opportunity to get expert advice from faculty members on how to be successful in classes this semester. We hope that you will view this short video with your students during the first few class meetings this semester.

Signature Course Stories

This interactive version of our hardcover book highlights past and present Signature Course faculty and students. If you are interested in being featured, please let us know!

Signature Course Awards

Find information on our Signature Course awards here.

Signature Course Faculty Newsletter

New initiatives, important announcements, and outstanding faculty are highlighted in our newsletter. View the most current newsletter or browse the archive.

Signature Course Advisory Committee

The Signature Course Advisory Committee (SCAC) provides faculty oversight to the Signature Course program. Representing a diverse set of disciplines, areas of expertise, and perspectives, this committee ensures the quality of Signature Courses including proposals, implementation, and teaching techniques, while also sharing best practices, and meeting the unique needs of the undergraduate students.

View a list of current SCAC members and our mission statement.

Signature Course Faculty Events

Each year, the First-Year Experience Office hosts events and professional development opportunities for Signature Course faculty.

Signature Course Faculty Fridays

Join your Signature Course colleagues this spring for timely discussions on teaching, resources, and new ideas. Hosted by the Signature Course Advisory Committee. (Zoom links to be sent closer to event date)

  • Jan. 29 (11-12) Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker • Topic: Creative Student Engagement
  • Feb. 12 (1-2) : Dr. Mike Starbird • Topic: Teaching Effective Thinking
  • Feb. 26 (11-12) Dr. Bat Sparrow • Topic: Team-Based Learning
  • March 12 (1-2) Dr. Pat Davis • Topic: How Do We Calculate Student Workload? Should We?
  • April 2 (11-12) TBD
  • April 16 (1-2) TBD

Spring 2021 Signature Course Faculty Meeting

Signature Course Virtual Event – Fall 2020