The TAL@C Fellows program immerses faculty and student learning assistants in a series of guided conversations to encourage the successful implementation of active and inclusive strategies to enhance learning for all students.
TAL@C Faculty Fellows will receive intensive course design support from the Center for Teaching and Learning and a Learning Assistant. Learning Assistants are not teaching assistants or tutors, instead they are students who serve as pedagogical partners with the professor to reflect on the course and support the development of new course materials and activities.
Selected TAL@C Fellows will work with the CTL to select a Learning Assistant for their course using a new, application-based process.
- What is a Learning Assistant? http://www.colby.edu/ctl/what-is-a-learning-assistant/
- Apply here: https://forms.gle/nTr1cJ2MFePBFEsB8
Friday Nov 6, extended to Friday Nov 20, 5 p.m.
- Regular pedagogical support from the Head Learning Assistant and one member of the CTL.
- Stipend – $1250/semester, for the first term an instructor/course participates in the TAL@C program. Repeat instructor/course sets can still participate and have an LA for their course, so please still apply for this opportunity.
- Full financial support for Learning Assistants – $12/hour, ~5-10 hours/week for meetings and class attendance.
- Learning Assistant training – weekly pedagogical training sessions provided by the CTL.
The TAL@C Fellows program strives to help faculty and student fellows make progress toward
- Enhancing appreciation of pedagogy
- Developing relationships that support teaching and learning
- Integrating knowledge of how learning works into course design
- Implementing effective active learning strategies into traditionally lecture-based courses
Please feel free to consult Carol Hurney with questions or to talk through your proposal before submission.