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Discovery Proposals Deadline is Jan. 14

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2011) — Faculty from all sectors of the University of Kentucky are invited to submit proposals for Discovery Seminar Program (DSP) courses for the fall 2011 semester. Designed for first-year students at UK, the program is entering its 16th year and remains one of the most exciting firstyear programs available to UK students.  The deadline to submit a course proposal is Jan. 14.

Interested faculty members may submit a proposal electronically to The electronic application can be accessed in the attachment below. 
The DSP aims to provide first-year students with the most satisfying, exciting version of higher learning: small classes with engaging, challenging discussions with outstanding professors who are teaching about their work at the frontiers of knowledge.
Seminar faculty are recruited from all sectors and colleges of the university. Faculty who teach in the program do so within their regular course load or as an overload, with departmental chairperson and dean’s approval. Participation in the program is also open to graduate students who have won UK Provost’s Teaching Awards.
Faculty are expected to have excellent teaching records and be willing to participate in a teaching workshop especially designed for the DSP. Additional teaching forums are given at least monthly during the fall semester to enable faculty to share ideas and information, resolve problems, and learn of seminar teaching resources. Each semester DSP students participate in the DSP Showcase, a poster session to display some of the discoveries they have made during the semester. DSP faculty are expected to supervise their students in this venture.
For more information, please contact the DSP office at 2576894 or visit 
The DSP is part of the UK Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence, a collaboration among prestigious undergraduate programs at the university, including Education Abroad,
 eUreKa!, the Honors Program, Intercollegiate Debate, Living-Learning Communities and the Office of External Scholarships.

View the proposal letter and fill out an application.