The Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center is seeking applications for the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 cohort of the elite TEACH (Teaching Effectiveness And Career enHancement) Program.
Applicants should be Ph.D. students with official teaching appointments for both the fall and spring semesters of the 2012-2013 academic year. And yes… TEACH fellows who actively participate in the TEACH Program do receive a $500 stipend per semester. Program activities include workshop attendance, videotaped teaching observation, student evaluations, peer observations, completion of a professional teaching portfolio and teaching and learning project, and work with individual consultants. Through these experiences in the TEACH Program, fellows can expect to identify and apply new instructional strategies to improve student learning in his/her courses; acquire knowledge, develop skills, and prepare documents to facilitate the transition to a career in academia; and develop relationships with university faculty, staff, and peers to maintain a spirit of collegiality in the pursuit of professional development. Former TEACH Fellows have met with success on the job market, and exceptional TEACH Fellows might have the opportunity to teach with the TTU Honors College.
The entire application is online and is very simple. The application requirements include:
1) Two faculty recommendations using the online Faculty Recommendation Form;
2) A personal statement from the applicant to include progress toward degree, area of research, previous teaching experience, career goals and reason for interest in the program, as well as discussion of their experience having their teaching evaluated and their response to the feedback;
3) Curriculum vitae;
4) A completed application form;
5) Applicants with complete applications will also be invited to participate in one of several group interviews; and
6) Students who speak English as a second language should provide the program director with a copy of the teaching recommendation letter emailed or given to them and their graduate advisors at the completion of the ITA workshop (or other official evidence of language proficiency).
Materials should be submitted online at www.tlpd.ttu.edu/teach/apply. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, April 13th.
For more information, see the TEACH website at www.tlpd.ttu.edu/teach. If you have questions, feel free to contact TEACH Program Director Dr. Allison Boye (email@example.com), Dr. Micah Logan (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Troy Lescher (email@example.com), or call 742-0133.
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