Download the Brochure! (*extended*)
Starting Spring Semester 2012, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) will have the opportunity to enroll in the GTA Fellows Program. The GTA Fellows Program offers seminars, workshops, joint meetings, and other training related to teaching. All instructional activities are non-credit and will not impact the overall course load of the participant. Successful completion of the GTA Fellows Program will prepare paticipants to become graduate teaching instructors.
[The inaugural group of Graduate Teaching Fellows has been selected as of Nov. 18, 2011]
GTA Fellows will attend a minimum of 6 seminars during Spring/Fall semester of 2012 and create a reflection posted on an on-line discussion board, documenting these seminars. Seminars qualifying for credit in the GTA Fellows program include PDS (Professional Development Seminars) or other presentations.
The student cohort will meet four times during the semester for a GTA-specific seminar related to teaching and learning.
II. Teaching project
The GTA Fellows will participate in building a Wiki-based GTA Handbook for Auburn University. Each contribution may consist of a teaching project or activity that could enhance the learning of undergraduate students. It is expected that the students spend approximately 5 h per week of their second semester in the GTA Fellows Program on the development of their project. The GTA Handbook Wiki will be made available to the general teaching faculty at Auburn University; thus faculty, instructors and graduate students will have access to an emergent resource of teaching ideas, methods and materials. As designers of these teaching activities, the Fellows will be listed as the contributing authors of the GTA Handbook and thus can claim additional publication credit for their work.
Graduate students may apply if they are enrolled in a doctoral program at Auburn University, have 4 semesters of postgraduate work, and at least 1 semester of teaching experience. Candidates with an interest in improving their teaching, but with special academic circumstances, are still encouraged to apply.
The initial cohort of Fellows will be limited to 15 students. The program will begin Jan. 10, 2012. Please download the brochure for the Application Form.
Applications due (*extended*) : Nov. 7th, 2011.