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Information for Faculty

Faculty participate in BFS as teachers, mentors, and advisors. Faculty provide BFS's intellectual leadership through the BFS Faculty Council, by teaching BFS Seminars, and by advising students throughout their academic careers. The inspiration, guidance, and encouragement faculty provide are central pillars of the BFS experience.

Faculty wishing to become involved in BFS should contact BFS Director Prof. Peter Struck to discuss teaching a BFS Seminar or other avenues of engagement.

BFS Seminar Guidelines for Faculty

BFS Seminars are typically:

  • 20 students or fewer
  • Intellectually challenging
  • Accessible to non-specialists
  • Facilitate close engagement with faculty
  • Promote independent thinking
  • Stimulate research

Instructions for Faculty to propose a new BFS Seminar

When proposing a BFS Seminar, please send the following information to Prof. Struck (struck@sas.upenn.edu) and curf@upenn.edu, and please cc your Undergraduate Chair:

  • Course Name
  • Instructor
  • Primary department sponsoring the course
  • Course Number, if known
  • Department Administrator
  • Syllabus
  • One paragraph course description

Fall 2019 deadline:  Tuesday January 22, 2019

Spring 2020 deadline:  Tuesday September 3, 2019

Fall 2020 deadline:  Tuesday January 20, 2020