Why Apply to the Science Literacy Program?

Participate in the Science Literacy Program as a graduate fellow or undergraduate scholar

Participating in the Science Literacy Program is a wonderful opportunity to look behind the scenes of developing and teaching a non-majors science course.  You will work with your faculty mentor to create personal goals regarding what you would like to learn from the experience.  Below are several ideas of activities in which former undergraduate SLP scholars and graduate SLP fellows have participated.

Now accepting Graduate SLP Fellow Applications and Undergraduate SLP Scholar Applications.

Scholars and fellows activities:

  • With a faculty mentor, create personal goals to be achieved during the term
  • Build the science literacy of undergraduate students by making science relevant to all students
  • Facilitate class and discussion activities
  • Design and provide input on activities to do in class or discussion
  • Research content and create worksheets for class and discussion activities
  • Create and lead in-class demonstrations and follow-up discussion
  • Develop course videos
  • Guide and answer student questions (small group or individually) during class
  • Lead part of a class session/lecture
  • Facilitate class discussion
  • Develop case studies
  • Write homework questions
  • Write reading questions
  • Write in-class clicker questions based on reading or class content
  • Contribute to a study guide
  • Write exam questions
  • Maintain materials on Canvas site (discussion board, blogs, extra materials)
  • Attend and participate in class
  • Attend and participate in weekly teaching team meetings
  • Attend the weekly Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club and consider ways to apply teaching techniques to the class

In addition fellows may also…

  • Grade student homework and exams equivalent to the types of assessment that the faculty mentors grade
  • Hold office hours

Further Information
For additional information see our Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Scholars pages.