Topic Area: DEI
Annually the Graduate School provides funding to approximately 30 graduate students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to participate in Teaching Fellowships. Colleges across campus including Lyman Briggs, RCAH, James Madison, and other units such as the HUB are very invested in this process providing support to fellows, mentors, and fellowship leaders. The programs include the FAST, HUG, IIT, RCAH, and SUTL Teaching Fellowship Programs.
Since the pandemic started, colleges are making decisions in the ways they can continue supporting these programs and their support is crucial. This is apparent as the job market for future faculty is becoming more competitive.
In this session we will share about the impact of these programs, what has been learned while teaching and researching teaching practices, modes and methods of instruction and assessment. In addition, the community support received from each other and their fellowship leaders within these fellowship communities have even taken on greater value. Examples, voices, testimonials, and experiences with navigating career paths that are shaped by the new reality 2020 has brought upon everyone will be discussed. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Graduate Teaching Fellowship, mentoring teaching fellows, and supporting future faculty is invited to join this session.