The campus-wide Pedagogical Fellows Program is highly regarded for its dedication to preparing aspiring future faculty for careers in academia. Selection is highly competitive, and past fellows have gone on to great success in their field. This year, six graduate students from three different departments have been selected by the Center for Engaged Instruction to receive the fellowship. This year’s cohort includes Peter Beattie and Christopher Stoughton from the Department of Political Science; Tyson Patros and Mikaela Smith from the Department of Sociology; and Jason Palmer and Mindy Tauberg from the Department of Anthropology.
Selected based on their aptitude as teaching assistants, scholarly achievements, and leadership skills, each fellow is recognized with a Certificate in Teaching Excellence and a $2000 fellowship. They receive personalized assistance with preparing for the academic job market, as well as the opportunity to complete a year-long course in higher education pedagogy. In addition, fellows will serve as resources to other TA’s by conducting the TA Professional Development Program, and acting as peer mentors throughout the school year.
Current graduate students are encouraged to apply for next year’s fellowship here.