Signature Course essentials provide students an innovative way to transition to being successful college students through a variety of course topics. While we recognize that different faculty members have different teaching styles, we hope these platforms allow an easy way for you to dive into your course content. Learn more about the Signature Course essentials.
Have questions or need guidance regarding the proposal process? We are offering virtual office hours on Wednesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Zoom.
Sample Assignments and Documents
Our office has compiled samples from various faculty that address nearly every aspect of teaching a Signature Course, from creating your syllabus to designing assignments that successfully incorporate the various course essentials.
Teaching Tips and Tricks
Read tips and tricks for teaching from members of our Signature Course Advisory Council.
Each Signature Course will help students adapt their skills to college-level writing. Take a look at these resources and tips, which can help you plan assignments appropriate for first-year students. You can also learn more about the writing flag. All UGS 302 courses carry the writing flag. UGS 303 courses can carry the writing flag, but faculty members must submit a flag proposal.
Signature Course Undergraduate Assistant Program
The First-Year Experience office coordinates an undergraduate assistant program for a limited number of UGS 302 seminar-style courses. Contact the First-Year Experience office for more information.
Signature Courses Abroad
Click here for more information and to view the proposal form.
Signature Course proposals are now being accepted for fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024. The deadline for receipt of proposals to your college dean’s office is Friday, July 8, 2022. Please note: All new and returning faculty will need to submit a proposal.