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For Faculty

The First-Year Odyssey (FYO) Seminar Program is the University of Georgia's signature academic program for all incoming first-year students.

If you haven't already taught an FYO seminar, consider submitting a proposal to teach one.

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FYO is a great opportunity to introduce yourself, your discipline, and your research to our students who enjoy these small classes.

It's also a good way for you to get to know our students, help prepare them for academic success at UGA, and foster that sense of belonging that we know is so important.

Faculty Resources

The program has guidelines and resources to help you design an academically engaging seminar that will enrich both the students' experience and yours.

Before every semester, the program will send out an email to all eligible faculty inviting them to submit a proposal for the following semester.

Explore the FYO Faculty Resources

Schedule a Classroom

Request a classroom for your First-Year Odyssey Seminar with the Office of the Registrar.

Schedule a Classroom

Instructor FAQs

Get answers for the most frequently asked questions from faculty about the First-Year Odyssey program.

View Instructor FAQs

Hear what your colleagues say about why you should teach a First-Year Odyssey Seminar.

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FYO Teaching Awards

The FYO Teaching Award recognizes outstanding instructors who have demonstrated a distinctive quality of instruction, connection of seminar content to the instructor's research, and incorporation of First-Year Odyssey's program goals into the seminar.

Learn More About the FYO Teaching Award