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Faculty & Staff Information

If you are a Berkeley faculty member, please contact fssp@berkeley.edu for details about how to sign up and participate.
In fall 2004, we combined the long-standing Freshman Seminar Program with the newer Sophomore Seminar Program to form a comprehensive program of offerings called the Freshman and Sophomore Seminars. These seminars come in all shapes and sizes: there are enough models, and enough flexibility, to make it possible for any faculty member who would like to participate to do so. What all the seminars have in common is the sense of intellectual excitement that is generated when faculty and students come together to explore a mutual interest together. All of these classes are also small enough to allow for the interactions that characterize a good seminar.

Interested faculty should contact fssp@berkeley.edu for more information, including a link to our online application form.

NEW Spring 2017: Changes to Courses Numbered 39A-Z.

To help you understand the similarities and differences among the seminar types, we have created two charts, one for faculty and one for schedulers.

Senate faculty members, including emeriti, teaching seminars as an overload are eligible for a research grant. The grant guidelines will answer your specific questions about eligibility, legitimate uses of the funds, etc.

Faculty members interested in continuing their seminar discussions in a more informal setting, over lunch or dinner, are invited to consider the Food for Thought series. This option is a collaborative effort on the part of the Freshman and Sophomore Seminars office and Residential and Family Living.

Connections@Cal The Connections@Cal option has been discontinued effective fall 2016.

Berkeley faculty members who are thinking about offering a seminar are welcome to contact the program coordinator, Alix Schwartz (642-8378, alix@berkeley.edu).

Freshman and Sophomore Seminars are co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Division of the College of Letters & Science
and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
For further information about the program, contact Alix Schwartz (alix@berkeley.edu / 642-8378).

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