TAR interns are paired with a faculty partner to address a challenge, in order to improve student learning in a STEM classroom. The word partner was chosen, instead of mentor, to reflect the notion that both the intern and faculty member can and will contribute to the project. Interns come to the project with enthusiasm to apply knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices gained in CIRTL Associate training, while the partner brings disciplinary knowledge, often advanced pedagogy theory and practice, and experience teaching to the table. The key idea is that the intern designs and implements a solution to this challenge, and analyzes the learning that occurs as a result of the solution.
TAR project proposal
TAR Internships can be created around an existing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project (see the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund project descriptions for existing projects). If you are a faculty member who has a funded (or proposed) TLEF project and want to partner with a TAR intern, please fill out the form below. We will publish your project description under “showcased TAR projects” and give prospective TAR interns the opportunity to get in touch with you.