Information for SAGES Faculty


Click here for this semester's Faculty and Course Directory


This page links to resources that current and prospective SAGES Faculty should find useful. Currently, faculty are most interested in:


Proposing a SAGES University Seminar 

The SAGES Pedagogy Series


For comprehensive access to general resources for Case Western Reserve University faculty - including maps, parking, room booking, calendars, links to payroll, HR information and IT support - please go to the Faculty homepage of the main CWRU site.


For general information about the SAGES Program, please refer to What is SAGES?, a page which leads to a detailed breakdown of the Course Structure, and a discussion of the Fourth Hour.


This page includes information for Faculty who want to know about:


Proposing a Seminar

The Fourth Hour

Writing Resources

Careers and Teaching Opportunities

University Policies, Handbooks and Governance


Information for Faculty Proposing a Seminar


First Seminar 

With enrollment limited to 17 students, First Seminar promotes active engagement and discussion, allows students to learn from one another and from the professor, and offers a vigorous introduction to academic inquiry at the university level. Like all SAGES classes, First Seminar is writing intensive. The seminar leader is the students’ advisor until they declare a major.

Key information for those planning to lead a First Seminar is here 

University Seminar

Though the writing and discussion proceed at a more advanced level, University Seminars have a family resemblance to First Seminars. Enrollment is still limited to 17 students, and the thematic “worlds” introduced early in the sequence—social, symbolic, and natural/technological—are retained as organizing principles of the curriculum.

Key information for those planning to lead a University Seminar is provided here 

Departmental Seminar

By their third year, students are prepared to take a discipline-specific Departmental Seminar, usually in their major field. They may take a seminar outside their major, however, so long as they have the appropriate prerequisites for that course. The Departmental Seminars are under the control of individual departments, which can, at their discretion, count them as electives that fulfill requirements for a major. 


Key information for those planning to lead a Departmental Seminar is provided here


The SAGES Capstone program is based on courses offered by individual academic departments. These courses vary widely.  Some involve individual research, while others involve group projects. Some may be similar to an advanced seminar, while others will require creative endeavors. In some cases, faculty will define the course topic, while in others students will pursue their own ideas. Courses proposed as SAGES seminars are reviewed by the SAGES director, who makes a recommendation to the appropriate curriculum committee.


There is more information on the Capstone program here


The Fourth Hour


Fourth Hour Faculty Resources


Writing Resources for Faculty


Writing Resources


The SAGES Pedagogy Series


Careers and Teaching Opportunities




University Policies, Handbooks and Governance

Fair Use Policy

Teaching Handbook

Faculty Governance of SAGES

Learning Outcomes


[This page was updated Fall 2014]