The Science Literacy Program seeks talented, motivated, and hard-working Graduate SLP Fellows to help co-teach general education courses for non-sciences majors. Graduate students will be paired with a faculty mentor from the participating departments (Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Human Physiology or Physics) and will have a portion of their FTE paid by the Science Literacy Program, which is funded in part by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. We are very interested in enhancing the creativity, diversity, and talent of the next generation of science educators, and students from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. The program offers outstanding opportunities to assist with course development, office hours, lecture/activity/assessment preparation and presentation, and in-class demonstrations.
Benefits and Opportunities
- Participate in designing and delivering 100-level science courses for non-science majors
- Learn about teaching from a faculty mentor
- Develop and present class activities and assessments
- Experience university instruction from the other side
- Develop educational and communication skills
- Participate in the weekly Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club to learn more about scientific teaching and evidence-based pedagogy
See the Application section to see a list of activities in which previous fellows and scholars have participated.
Graduate SLP Fellows Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications
- We seek talented, motivated, and hard-working graduate students who would benefit from what our program has to offer, and who perhaps would not otherwise have such opportunities.
- We are very interested in enhancing the creativity, diversity, and talent of the next generation of science educators, and students from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
- Permission from research advisor
- Good academic standing
- One faculty recommendation from the subject area(s) for the course you wish to assist
- Subject to approval and GTF appointment from your department
- You must attend each class session (unless excused by mentor), meet weekly with your mentor, and attend Journal Club weekly
- Submit the online fellow application (available soon) including short answer questions, an unofficial transcript, one letter of recommendation, and request approval form your research advisor and department head.
For more information, please contact Elly Vandegrift, Associate Director of the Science Literacy Program.
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