Teaching Fellows Program

Dr. Chong addressing the 2015-16 Teaching Fellows Program participants

The SRJC Teaching Fellowship is a merit-based award designed for students who wish to explore teaching and scholarly careers (Pre-K through higher education) in a hands-on mentorship program with an SRJC Faculty Mentor. Students will be provided an appropriate experience in a course, laboratory, library, or other educational setting (such as the Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, the SRJC Museum, etc.).

One of the most rewarding aspects of this program is the educational and practical experience Teaching Fellows receive by interacting with a contract faculty member at SRJC. These interactions add to the depth and breadth of the Teaching Fellows’ learning experience, providing enhanced exposure to a profession in education.

During the term of the fellowship, each SRJC Teaching Fellow will be exposed to best practices in teaching methodology in a community college classroom/laboratory/library or other appropriate educational setting; learn to work with diverse populations; and learn about educating students in our changing world. Mentoring encourages faculty to be reflective about their own beliefs about teaching, students, learning, and education as a career.

Award Amount:

Up to 15 awards for up to $4,050 each for the 2020/21 academic year.

Priority Deadline:

Complete applications must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020.

For Students:

Students selected to participate in the SRJC Teaching Fellow Program will work with an SRJC Faculty Mentor who has agreed to partner with your as a Mentor and support you in this program.  In close collaboration with your Faculty mentor, you will gain insight into and experience in teaching a specific discipline.  Teaching Fellows will spend six to eight hours a week on the activities in the Program and attend monthly cohort meetings on the first Friday of each month.  These interactions will add to the depth and breadth of the Teaching Fellows’ learning experience.  Please see the link to the application for the eligibility criteria and other details.

For Faculty Members:

Thank you for your willingness to initiate your mentee into the world of the teaching profession!  The faculty mentors will serve as role models and give guidance to the Teaching Fellow as he or she explores the possibilities of a career in education.  The format of the student-teacher collaboration is open and should include meeting with your student regularly, communicating your expectation and responsibilities to the student, delegating specific tasks involving pedagogy, preparing the Teaching Fellow for observation and interaction by sharing course materials, sharing your experience with managing a classroom, setting up labs, evaluating student work, procedures for developing a lesson plan, and others.