SEAM

Student Excellence in Academics and Multiculturalism (SEAM)

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) at the University of Minnesota strives to prepare students to become leaders in a multicultural and constantly changing society. The Student Excellence in Academics and Multiculturalism (SEAM) program offers students the opportunity to explore multicultural perspectives and disciplines in a variety of courses of all levels offered in different colleges across campus.  This is done primarily with the help of faculty members interested in exposing students to social justice and multiculturalism.

Overview

SEAM designated courses do not alter the curriculum or a class; for faulty and instructors, it simply means that the class will be heavily advertised to underrepresented students, students of color and those who are interested in learning to be leaders in a multicultural setting. Our goal is to increase racial diversity in the classroom in order to provide a safe place for students of all races to contribute to the richness of conversations about culture, race, and social justice issues.

**Students registering for any SEAM designated class will have the choice to opt out of the program during our initial visit to the classroom the first week of school. Those who are interested in participating will have the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits that the program has to offer***

Benefits

  • Potential stipend for instructors to be used for class materials, workshops, guest speakers, fieldtrips or anything that can contribute to the class.
  • Accessible one-on-one advising by MLK professional advisors for CLA students.
  • Easy access to MCAE’s services. Including holistic academic coaching for first year students
  •  One-on-one and small group facilitated tutoring
  •  Free printing ($20 per semester)
  •  Academic and social justice workshops and retreats and community learning activities
  • Participation in OED Certificate Training program.
  • MCAE/COIN Newsletters.
  • Free access to sporting and cultural events around the Twin Cities.
  • Drawings for gift certificate and other prizes.  
  • Opportunities to get to know and interact with an array of students from various backgrounds and life experiences.
  • Eligibility to participate in internship and scholarship opportunities exclusive for SEAM students such as three $2,000 scholarships sponsored by Target Corporation. 

Contact:

Shakeer Abdullah, Assistant Vice President

Phone: 612-624-0594

Email: sabdulla@umn.edu

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SEAM Courses for Fall 2015:

MATH 1271 DIS 023. Calculus 1  TuTh 10:10-11:00am Keller Hall 3-111
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems.
Prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155] 
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: MATH 1281, MATH 1371, MATH 1471, MATH 1571H

CLA 1001. First Year Experience I  Online TBA

In-class/out-of-class learning experiences/reflection. Charting educational path on basis of strengths, values, life goals.
Prereq: CLA 
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: CLA 1001H

CFAN 3301 section 001.  Grad & Prof School:Success Strategies for Prep,Ad   Tu 11:15am-1:10pm, Civil Engineering Bldg 213

Intended for junior/seniors of all majors with interests in career exploration/pursuit of either graduate or professional school education. Addresses needs of multicultural students, those from diverse backgrounds, those who may be first generation college students.

OLPD 1301W / PA 1961W Section 020. Personal Leadership in the University TuTh 11:15-12:30, Peik Hall 335

Students examine their own views of leadership, differences between personal/positional leadership, leadership ethics/values, and their own leadership strengths/skills. 
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: OLPD 1302, PA 1961W

OLDP 1301W/PA 1961W Section 006. Personal Leadership in the University. MW 8:15-9:30, Appleby Hall 226

Students examine their own views of leadership, differences between personal/positional leadership, leadership ethics/values, and their own leadership strengths/skills. 
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: OLPD 1302, PA 1961W

APPS 1620, Section 021: Navigating Diversity  Sec 012, 2nd half Fri 10:10-12:05, Bruininks Hall 144

For topics see class schedule.

CFAN 1902 Section 001: Ways of knowing and Science Th 3-5:30. Ruttan Hall B26 Interdisciplinary seminar. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Prereq: freshman

Sociology 1001 Sections:

1001-03, : Mo 11:15-12:05, Staff, Blegen Hall 115

1001-05, We 8:40-9:30am Staff, Blegen Hall 105

1001-06, We 11:15-12:05, Staff., Blegen Hall 115

1001-07, We 11:15-12:05, Staff, Blegen Hall 105

1001-08, We 11:15-12:05, Staff, Blegen Hall 215

Scientific study of human societies/behavior. Major theories, methods, concepts, research findings. Characteristics of basic social units, their patterns of interrelation, processes of change.
Prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F 
Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: SOC 1011V, SOC 1012W

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