Applications for the 2017-18 Teaching Fellows Program were available on March 13th. The completed application was due on Friday, April 14th, no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon).
This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the education field. The student must have completed 24 units at SRJC by the end of the spring 2017 semester, as well as have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must also plan to enroll in 12 or more units each semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
The process requires a student to apply with a faculty member, and to propose a year-long project (2 semesters), with activities such as mentoring other students, presenting subject matter in class, assisting with grading, etc. The intent is to mentor students that show an interest in the teaching/education profession. The student receives a stipend up to $4,050 for the year and is required to contribute 10-15 hours per week to the class and the project (designed with a faculty member). A monthly session is held the first Friday of every month (from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.), August through May (excluding January). Subject matter is delivered by the participating faculty mentors. Faculty mentors receive service credit, as well as having the wonderful opportunity to build collegial relationships across disciplines, and to build a mentoring relationship with a promising student.
FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS:
This 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. One of the most rewarding aspects of this program is the educational and practical experience Teaching Fellows receive by interacting with a 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.
FOR INTERESTED FACULTY MEMBERS:
This program pairs a Faculty Mentor with an SRJC Teaching Fellows scholarship recipient. These scholarships are designed for students who wish to explore teaching and education related careers (Pre-K through higher education) in a hands-on mentorship program with Faculty Mentors at SRJC. One of the most rewarding aspects of this award program is the educational and practical experience the student Teaching Fellows receive by interacting with SRJC faculty members in the community college classroom/educational setting. These interactions add to the depth and breadth of the students’ learning experience, providing enhanced exposure to the teaching/education profession. 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.