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Patty Krupp
Colloquium Office Manager
Phone: (239) 590-7488
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565



Resources for Faculty


Thank you for your interest in teaching the University Colloquium!  The Colloquium faculty is made up of faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health Professions, and the College of Engineering, as well as expert adjunct faculty from the community.

This site was created to provide resources for you in teaching the Colloquium.  If you have suggestions regarding the content of this site, please contact the Colloquium Office.


           Colloquium Faculty Mentoring


Faculty Mentoring sessions are open to those interested in teaching University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future for the first time as well as contributing faculty from all colleges or adjunct faculty currently teaching the course who want to rejuvenate a particular component of their class.  You can attend any individual session all all.  All sessions wil be held 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Lucus Center (LIB221). Space is limited.

               Register here! (Links to an external site.) 


 Session 1: January 18th

  • Course Philosophy/Student Learning Outcomes
  • Syllabus - what's common to every section and what is flexible

Session 2: February 15th

  • Field Trips (options and logistics)

Session 3: March 15th

  • Reading and discussion activities (what does a class look like?)
  • Outcome-based service-learning projects

Session 4: April 12th

  • Writing Assignments - CLWS requirements and service-learning reflection
  • Journals/blogs

 brown bag

University Colloquium Mentoring/Training Program


The goal of the University Colloquium Mentoring and Training Program is to prepare those teaching the course for the first time to successfully lead this challenging yet rewarding course.  An understanding of the course philosophy and historical context, as well as the course’s writing, field trip, and service-learning components, is important in creating a common experience between the many sections taught each semester. Because those interested in teaching University Colloquium come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, it is necessary to tailor this preparation accordingly, finding an equitable and effective training program for all who want to teach University Colloquium for the first time. 

Experienced Faculty Mentorship

  • Faculty/staff/adjuncts with at least 2 years of higher education teaching experience will be paired with a core University Colloquium faculty mentor. 
  • Mentor and mentee will meet prior to the beginning of the semester to go over the details of course philosophy, Canvas set up, logistics, and content.
  • Mentor and mentee will meet throughout the semester as needed, but at least twice, including an end of the semester wrap up.

New Faculty Training

  • Faculty/staff/adjuncts with less than 2 years of teaching experience will go through more extensive training organized by the University Colloquium Program Coordinator. 
  • This training will be scheduled as needed in spring each year and will cover all aspects of the course in depth.
  • Experienced faculty who want to take part in this training rather than a mentorship are welcome to do so.




Intro to Colloquium :  TBA

If you are interested in teaching the course University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future this will provide the history of how the course came to be and  overview of the course curriculum.