The Science Literacy Program seeks talented, motivated, and hard-working Graduate SLP Fellows to help co-teach general education courses for Fall 2017. Graduate students will be paired with a faculty mentor from the participating departments (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Human Physiology or Physics) and SLP may support the whole FTE for a graduate fellow or half of a GE with the other half from the department in the same course. Past fellows have had a range of teaching development experiences depending on the needs of their course, including construction and presentation of a lesson, development of a course or supplemental instruction program, and weekly lesson presentation along with their faculty mentor.
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, lecture/activity/assessment preparation and presentation, and in-class demonstrations.
Benefits and Opportunities
- Participate in designing and delivering SLP-affiliated science courses
- 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 (Why Apply) 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.
- 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 GE appointment from your department
- You must attend each class session (unless excused by mentor), meet weekly with your mentor, participate in classroom design and activity implementation, and attend Journal Club weekly
- Submit the online Graduate SLP Fellow application, request a letter of recommendation, approval from your research advisor, and approval from your department head.
For more information, please contact Elly Vandegrift, Associate Director of the Science Literacy Program.
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