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Propose a Richmond Endeavor Community

To submit a proposal for a Richmond Endeavor community:

  • Complete the proposal and submit online by December 1, 2020
  • Email a copy of the fall course syllabus to Andrew Gurka, so that the syllabus can be included as part of the proposal to the Student Co-Curricular Academic Initiatives Committee
  • Download the Endeavor Course Support Form, follow those instructions, and send via campus mail (or email) to Andrew Gurka, living-learning programs (Boatwright Admin Wing, Suite 01)
Personal Data

First Name:

Last Name:


Faculty Status:


Richmond Endeavor Proposal Details

Proposed Title of Community:

Fall Course (department/course number):

Fall Course Title:

Type of Community:

Fall Course Description (summary paragraph)

Proposed spring semester project (summary paragraph)

Richmond Endeavor Learning Outcomes

There are four learning outcomes for The Richmond Endeavor program. Please describe how through a student’s participation in your Richmond Endeavor community (through advising, Roadmap, fall course, and spring project), they will work towards achieving these outcomes (at most 500 words each). 

  1. How will students begin to see themselves as independent adults with agency – as active, effective agents in the world?
  2. How will students cultivate a sense of belonging and a connection to a diverse and inclusive campus community?
  3. How will students be inspired to explore the breadth and depth of knowledge and understand the importance of divergent experiences and viewpoints when engaging questions big or small?
  4. How will students begin to see that their explorations, connections, decisions, actions, and omissions have ethical dimensions?
Agreement and Submission

Richmond Endeavor faculty agree to:

  • Attend faculty development workhshops for Richmond Endeavor faculty 
  • Serve as the academic advisor to all students in the community, from summer pre-matriculation until they declare a major
  • Participate in the Roadmap to Success program
  • Teach a one-unit course in the fall semester
  • Lead a half-unit project-based course in the spring semester
  • Be involved with the assessment aspects of The Richmond Endeavor

Richmond Endeavor faculty are remunerated:

  • $7,500 in a stipend ($3,750 paid December 1, 2021 and $3,750 paid April 1, 2022)

By submitting this form, I agree that if selected as a Richmond Endeavor faculty member, I will accept these responsibilities.

About the Fall & Spring Course

In the Richmond Endeavor program the fall course must be an already approved and existing (at least one-unit) course at the University that meets one of the following categories:

  • satisifies a field of study requirement,
  • a first-year seminar,
  • or an introductory course within a major or minor 

Faculty will need to submit their fall course syllabus (by email) as part of their Endeavor course proposal

Typically, the spring semester project will be worth a half-unit of academic credit, listed as IDST 190. The spring project is meant to provide students with an opportunity to work with their peers on a project that is reinforced by weekly meetings with their faculty member. The spring project could take a variety of forms, such as community-based or community-engaged learning, lab or field work, or discovery project. The project will be faculty-led with benchmarks established, by the faculty member at the beginning of the semester.

In lieu of a 0.5 unit spring project, faculty can opt to teach a related 1 unit course. However, the program strongly encourages proposals with a 0.5 unit project based spring course over a 1 unit course, as the 0.5 unit project based course represents the intent of the program and helps facilitate the learning and community based outcomes of the program.