What is a Teaching Fellow, who is eligible to register and how?
Outstanding junior or senior students may serve as Teaching Fellows with a faculty member in lower level courses in areas in which they are qualified by reason of previous course work. Participants must be in their junior or senior year and must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher. Students may obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours in the program. The student’s role should not be confused with that of a graduate “teaching assistant” as at a university; thus the title “teaching assistant” is not used. At no time will the Teaching Fellow teach the course in the absence of the instructor.
To register for the program, a formal, written agreement setting forth the duties and responsibilities of the student, as well as the evaluative procedure to be used by the faculty member, should be developed between the student and the faculty member. A copy of this agreement should be taken to the appropriate division chair for approval prior to registration.