Graduate Teaching Consultant Program Call For Applications

 

Call for applications for the 2014-2015 CRLT GRADUATE TEACHING CONSULTANT (GTC) PROGRAM

This year, we are recruiting graduate teaching consultants (GTCs) for Fall 2014, with the expectation of continuing through Winter 2015. 
 
GTCs collaborate with CRLT on activities designed to promote excellence in graduate student teaching across the University.  By working with CRLT, you will have a unique opportunity to help advance teaching and learning across the university while continuing your own development as an instructor. During the academic year, GTCs conduct midterm student feedbacks and consultations with other GSIs and meet five times each semester at CRLT to discuss teaching, consulting and careers in instructional development.
 
A subset of GTCs are identified as Instructional Technology GTCs (IT-GTCs) due to their interest in using technology to support teaching. These IT-GTCs pursue additional training in the use of instructional technologies, plan and facilitate one or more workshops on using technology for teaching each semester, and occasionally consult with GSIs about using technology in the classroom. The IT-GTCs are part of the GTC group and receive the same training, participate in monthly meetings at CRLT, and conduct midterm student feedbacks. 
 
All consultants receive training in consulting techniques from CRLT. GTCs are compensated at $20.00 per hour. The scheduling of hours is fairly flexible based on the availability of the GTCs and the needs of the Center.
 
We seek to create a diverse GTC group, which will consist of approximately 15 graduate students from across the University.
 

Applications should include:

1) A cover letter in which you:

  • explain how the position fits with your past experiences, your plan for the coming year, and your goals for the future
  • discuss any GSI or pedagogical training you have attended or facilitated in your own department, campus-wide, or nationally
  • For applicants interested in joining the IT-GTC group, discuss your interest and/or experience in using technology in teaching, and any experience you have helping others use or learn new technologies. 

2) A C.V. or resume, including a list of courses taught

3) Evidence of successful teaching, including the following:

  • student course evaluations from at least two terms (quantitative and/or qualitative course evaluations; no additional student letters should be solicited)
  • a reflective statement about those evaluations
  • at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to your teaching success, preferably a faculty member who has seen you teach

Deadline for applications is Monday, March 3, 2014 at noon. Finalists will be contacted for an interview, which would take place March 19-27.

Please e-mail materials to Laura Schram (lnschram@umich.edu) or drop off materials to:

GTC Application
c/o Laura Schram
CRLT, 1071 Palmer Commons 2218

For additional information about the program, see <http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/gtc>. For questions about the GTC program, please contact Laura Schram (lnschram@umich.edu).

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