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Duncan, Richard
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Faculty Opportunities

Faculty can become involved with UC in a few different ways. Read below for details about teaching in UC or Complex Problems, and hosting events in the first-year residential space.

Teach a Complex Problems Seminar

Faculty who would like to propose a Complex Problems seminar are invited to do so at various points throughout the year. Proposals are subject to review and potential revisions before they can be scheduled as Complex Problems seminars. 

The next call for proposals will be announced on the AU Core website

Teach in University College

University College faculty are expected to actively participate in the student community. Students live together, creating a unique opportunity for bonding both inside and outside of the classroom. In almost all cases, UC classes are taught in Anderson Hall in our newly renovated learning community classrooms. Once your Complex Problems course is approved, please indicate to us if you are interested in teaching a UC section. Note that UC sections are only taught in the fall semester.

Email any time to learn more.

Events in Anderson Hall

The vast majority of students taking Complex Problems live in Letts, Anderson, and Centennial halls. In conjunction with the ongoing RiSE initiative, faculty are encouraged to participate in residential life programs such as FYRE’d Up Faculty.

UC will also offer 6-10 events in the Fall semester. Some events will be targeted towards specific cohorts within UC, while others will attempt to reach students enrolled in all themes. If you have an idea for an event, please email