Teaching Mentorship Program

Criteria

This program offers faculty an opportunity to discuss teaching, examine the latest research on teaching and learning, and explore new teaching practices in the classroom. Faculty members interested in teaming with another faculty member to expand or enhance classroom teaching are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking two-member faculty teams comprised of a Faculty Mentor and a Faculty Mentee. The Faculty Mentor has integrated one or more of the following teaching practices into their courses and would like to share their expertise with a Faculty Mentee. The Mentee will integrate the teaching practice into a course that they currently teach.

We are especially interested in practices that improve student engagement and retention, including but not limited the following:

  1. Planning for Teaching and Learning
  2. Classroom Methods and Assessment
  3. Instructional Technology
  4. Classroom Management
  5. Diversity and Inclusion
  6. Flipped Classroom or Hybrid Courses
  7. Service Learning or Community-Based Learning
  8. Adaptive Learning
  9. Inquiry-based learning

Eligibility

Anyone who teaches at UCCS is eligible to apply, including full-time, part-time, and honoraria faculty, and faculty with special appointments. Hybrid and classroom courses are eligible.

Team Commitments

The faculty team will participate in the following activities:

  1. Team Meetings with FRC Instructional Designer: These meetings provide an opportunity to ask any questions about the design, implementation, and assessment of the teaching practice as you integrate it into the Mentee's course.
  2. Team Meetings: The faculty team will meet to discuss the teaching practice and to design and implement the practice into the Mentee's course. The faculty team should expect to dedicate, on the average, 20 hours involved in team correspondence.
  3. Implementation Plan: The one-page plan outlines the course description and objectives, a plan for implementing the teaching practice into the course, and the evaluation methods to show how students achieve the desired course objective(s).
  4. Campus Presentation: This gives you an opportunity to share how you integrated the teaching practice into the course and the impact on student retention and engagement. You can choose to (1) Host a Let’s Talk Teaching session on your teaching practice or (2) Participate in the FRC Faculty at Work Article.

Application

Complete the Teaching Mentorship Application by downloading it to your computer and opening it in Acrobat Reader.

Award

The faculty team will be awarded a total of $2000.

  • Each faculty member receives a stipend of $1,000 (minus taxes) after the Campus Presentation.
  • All transactions must be completed within one year of program start date.
  • The Faculty Resource Center will announce the program recipients in a timely manner.

Last updated February 4, 2019
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