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General Education Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

One of the many innovations occurring at Otterbein is the launch of our comprehensive First Year Experience Program. This program will aim to reach all aspects of a first year student’s experience at Otterbein. One of the signature components of the program will be the First Year Seminar. We envision these seminars to be an invigorating tool to introduce students to college level academic work, but also the unique nature of the Integrative Studies program and their overall Otterbein education.

Faculty interested in developing and teaching a First Year Seminar should contact Kate Lehman at The links below provide basic information and resources to guide the development process.

Co-curricular programs

Peer-mentor roles and responsibilities

Faculty Resources

Important Dates to Hold
  • Monday, August 17:  3-4pm Peer Mentor/Instructor Training
  • Thursday, August 20:
    • 9:30-10:30am:  New Student Convocation
    • 10:45am-Noon:  First Year Seminar Class Meeting
    • 12-1:30pm:  Lunch on the lawn with FYS class
  • Monday, October 23: 7:30-9, Friends of the Library Common Book lecture and reception
  • Tuesday, October 24: 3-4, Common Book Convocation
  • Tuesday, October 24: 4-5, Common Book author book signing and reception
Common Book Program Development Grants
Grants of up to $500 are available for the development of programs, speakers, etc. related to the themes presented in the Common Book.  To submit a request, please complete this form.  Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact FYE

Contact FYE

The Student Success and Career Development office is your contact for FYE and is located at in the lower level of Towers Hall, room 027.

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Kate Lehman, Assistant Provost, SSCD
Jennifer Bechtold, Executive Director, SSCD