Faculty Mentorship Opportunities

Teaching practicum mentorship

Graduate students and postdocs in our teaching practicum program work with a mentor within their discipline. With their mentor, they discuss a course syllabus and the general approach to teaching a course, the mentor’s approach to the first day of class, observe the first day of class and at least two other classes taught by the mentor, and teach at least two guest lectures with the lesson plan approved by the mentor.

If you are interested in potentially being a mentor, please fill out this Qualtrics form.

You can find a more detailed outline of mentor responsibilities here

TAR project proposal

TAR Interns are paired with a faculty partner to address a challenge, in order to improve student learning in a post-secondary 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. The faculty partner brings disciplinary knowledge, often advanced pedagogy theory and practice, and teaching experience 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 projects can be created around an existing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project (see the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund project descriptions for existing projects) or around an independent area of interest in your teaching. If you are a faculty member who has a  proposed project and want to partner with a TAR Intern, please fill out the form below. We will publish your project description under Faculty proposed TAR projects and give prospective TAR Interns the opportunity to get in touch with you.

Teaching as research project proposal (for faculty partners)