Resources & Information for Teaching

Advice for Teaching Freshmen

Resources for current and prospective instructors to learn more about teaching in the Freshman Seminar Program. For suggestions and feedback for faculty about teaching freshmen, please feel free to contact Ofrit Liviatan, Director of the Freshman Seminar Program, with any queries.

Funding for Seminar Activities

Concur Instructions for Freshman Seminar-related expenses: all seminars receive a budget of $300 for course-related expenses. Faculty should submit receipts (out-of-pocket or corporate card) for any expenses to the Concur system within 60 days after incurring expense to allow time for processing. Freshman Seminar-related expenses will be routed to the FSP office for final review and approval. To obtain information about correct coding, please email Nina at

Please visit these websites for additional project funding and opportunities for seminars:

Meals with Students

Student/Faculty Meals in Annenberg Hall: Instructors may eat with students for free in Annenberg (freshman dining hall) throughout the academic year. Just show your HUID and identify yourself as a Freshman Seminar instructor to the checker when you arrive.

Reunion Meals: Harvard College offers $30 per student and instructor for reunion meals to which you may invite all your seminar alumni from the upper classes. Please contact the FSP office for assistance with reimbursement through the Harvard Concur system.

Field Trips

Waiver Form for students: to be signed & returned to the FSP office. Please note: if a student is under 18, a parent must sign & return form by mail or fax, 617-496-3262.

Honor Code Information

Academic Integrity, Teaching with Integrity, and the Harvard College Honor Code (adopted May 6, 2014 by the vote of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences)

"Members of the Harvard College community commit themselves to producing academic work of integrity – that is, work that adheres to the scholarly and intellectual standards of accurate attribution of sources, appropriate collection and use of data, and transparent acknowledgement of the contribution of others to their ideas, discoveries, interpretations, and conclusions. Cheating on exams or problem sets, plagiarizing or misrepresenting the ideas or language of someone else as one’s own, falsifying data, or any other instance of academic dishonesty violates the standards of our community, as well as the standards of the wider world of learning and affairs."

Please add guidelines about this issue to your syllabus. For examples and further explanation, please go to this website page,

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