CRLT is currently accepting applications for our Graduate Teaching Consultant (GTC) team. For more information about the program, including a link to application materials, click on our GTC page. In this guest blog, current GTC Melody Pugh, a Ph.D. student in English & Education, highlights some rewards of her participation in the program.
I taught my first college level writing course in the Fall of 2005. I’d had no formal training in how to teach writing, and in fact, I was teaching a course that I had never actually taken myself. Thankfully, I was surrounded by generous teacher-scholars who mentored me toward excellent teaching. They took time out of their busy schedules to think with me about the challenges of curriculum design, classroom management, and writing assessment.
When I came to the University of Michigan for further graduate study, I received formal training both from my department and from CRLT. But I also knew how valuable I’d found the informal mentoring that I received early in my teaching career, and I wanted to offer similar guidance and support to other new teachers. So when I learned about the GTC program, it knew it would be a great fit for me. And it has been. Here’s why: Read more »