University of Iowa first-year seminars are small classes (fewer than 20 students) taught by faculty members who, with their first-year students, explore intriguing questions and focused topics. Most FYSs meet once-a-week for 50 minutes, and grades are based on participation and short writing assignments rather than exams.  

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Center for Teaching
The Center for Teaching exists to support excellence in teaching and learning through institutes, workshops, programs and one-on-one consultation. We offer support and resources for any instructor, administrator or staff member involved in teaching and learning at the University of Iowa.
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Teaching Consultation
The Center for Teaching offers teaching consultations on a variety of topics from presentation skills, student engagement, and incorporating technology into coursework.
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Center for Teaching Lending Library
The Center for Teaching library has a wide variety of books, teaching & learning journals, and DVDs on various teaching topics. Resources are available for check-out by faculty, teaching assistants, and instructional staff.