Interested in helping shape developing minds? Intensive Freshman Seminars (IFS) is a nationally recognized program, which prepares students for their new collegiate life. Students at IFS take part in an intensive two and a half week course. To maintain this standard of excellence, it is important that we continue to offer innovative and unique courses that are taught by dedicated and diverse faculty, and represent a broad range of topics and disciplines.

Effective courses will take advantage of the unique schedule and residential component of IFS and include additional lectures, film screenings, field trips, afternoon and evening discussion sessions, and other instructional approaches. IFS conducts faculty workshops, which focus on how to prepare for the IFS schedule, while making the most of these opportunities for expanding beyond conventional course boundaries.

Course Proposals

Tenure-track, senior clinical, senior lecturer, and full-time appointed IUB faculty members (including emeriti) who are particularly interested in teaching are invited to submit proposals for IFS. Successful proposals will represent the ways in which conditions and approaches will be integrated into the course. We ask that course proposals be endorsed by the department chair, who should forward the proposal to Mike Beam at 419 N. Indiana Avenue, no later than Monday, November 20, 2017.

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