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Graduate Teaching Consultant Call for Nominations


Date:   4/22/2020

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2020-2021 Center for Teaching Excellence Graduate Teaching Consultant Fellows Nominations


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 Call for Nominations for the Center’s Graduate Teaching Consultant (GTC) Fellows Program. The GTC Fellows Program is intended to support the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. GTC Fellows receive mentorship, training, and other specialized support from Instructional Consultants at the Center contributing to the Fellows’ development of teaching and communication skills necessary for a faculty appointment at 2- or 4-year institutions. GTC Fellows in turn serve as instructional coaches, seminar facilitators, and peer mentors to Teaching Assistants across campus.

GTC Fellows are an integral part of graduate student professional development in teaching at Texas A&M University, providing support to the Teaching Assistant Institute (TAI), Academy for Future Faculty (AFF), and a number of departmental and student requests for consultations in teaching services. Fellows are paid $17.00/hour, from which payroll taxes will be deducted. On average, GTC Fellows work 6 hours in a two-week pay period. Students selected for the program will receive the CIRTL@TAMU Associate Certificate.

NOMINATON PROCESS:
To nominate an outstanding current or former teaching assistant in your department/college, please email the following to cte@tamu.edu by 5pm, Friday, May 15th, 2020:
Student name (first and last)
Student email address
College, Department
Brief statement specifying why you believe the nominee is qualified to be a
GTC Fellow (100 words or less)

Up to 3 students from a department can be nominated!

The Center will email the nominees and provide them with a formal application for the GTC Fellows Program
following our receipt of your nomination email including the information stated above. A nominee need not be a
current Teaching Assistant, but must have had at least two semesters of teaching experience and/or completed the Academy for Future Faculty (AFF), College Classroom Teaching: Integration of Teaching Research and Learning course (formerly STEM Teaching Professional Development course) or a similar experience. A nominee can hold an assistantship ( i.e., GAR, GANT, or GAT) in his/her department, and can be admitted to the GTC Fellowship Program with approval of the department head and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. For more information contact cte@tamu.edu. International students may be nominated; however, their work hours will be limited in accordance with federal and university regulations.
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