REVIEW COORDINATOR: Andrea Walsh
Cosmopolitan FYE: Making Space for Dialogue
February 20, 2018 at 11:02 am
normal">I think your take on FYE and the potential for CFYE is right on.
Interested to see which direction your paper goes. On one hand, I can imagine a
set of “policy” suggestions, where you describe an ideal program. On the other,
it would be compelling to have an account what a CFYE course looks like, how
does it differ from a traditional FYE course? I think it will be important to
ground this thinking in how the FYE experience currently exists: Do any
colleges/universities already have programs that work this way? Are there any
existing attempts to make FYE programs “the start of a larger, fuller college
experience and as a way of learning about diverse ways of thinking and being?” If
so, what do they miss and how could they be improved? Lots of opportunities for
thinking about the public audience for this work, too. Will you address
administrators? Faculty members? Students themselves? Parents? An exciting and relevant
proposal! Welcome to the program!
February 22, 2018 at 12:26 am
Kurt - Thank you for the feedback. I am in the process of designing a comprehensive CFYE program that includes seminars guided by Socratic instructional methods, student constructed service learning, and co-curricular programming - the latter two of which are not specifically addressed in this proposal. (I am on the fence about whether to write a paper that addresses all three of these components or focus specifically on seminar dialogue guided by the philosophy of cosmopolitanism.) And yes, the history of and current trends in FYE programs will be included in my paper. As far as audiences go, students are at the core of this paper, and certainly administrators and faculty are a target audience. I had not considered parents, but will give it some thought.
February 21, 2018 at 11:50 pm
Jacki - Thanks for the comment and book link! The book looks amazing. It had me at the Peter Singer foreword, but so many of the articles sound relevant to my research. I may need to invest in a personal copy.
February 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm