Sophomore Scholars Course Renewal
After a faculty member has fulfilled their provisional two-year commitment to Sophomore Scholars, faculty have the ability to “renew” their course. The renewal process (as with the new proposal process) is administered by the Student Co-Curricular Academic Initiatives Commitee, and consists of the following:
- The faculty member completes a renewal application (due December 1, annually) that asks the faculty member to reflect upon their experience teaching in the SSIR program, noting any curricular or experiential changes they plan to make. A faculty member may request a one-year or two-year renewal (the two-year renewal can also defer in cases of sabbatical or research leave).
- The Office of Living-Learning Programs will submit an addendum to the renewal application that indicates: enrollment patterns in the SSIR course that captures quantitatively student interest, student applications and yield, community demographics, as well as quantitative and qualitative community pre/post experience survey data (if available). A budget summary from the community will also be submitted.
- The department chair, Dean (in the case of Jepson, SPCS, or Law), or VP (in case of staff with faculty status) will submit a “support for course renewal,” indicating that the department supports both the course and the faculty member’s continued participation in SSIR; any data or information about course impact to the department should also be submitted.
The Student Co-Curricular Academic Initiatives Commitee, will review renewal requests as well as new proposals, and recommend to the University Faculty Senate a slate of courses. The committee will look at the overall landscape of the program thematically, paying particular attention to discipline and school representation, as well as all the supporting documents outlined above.