Apply to GIFT
To apply to the Graduate Institute for Teaching (GIFT) program, graduate students must:
1. Identify a Potential Faculty Mentor
Ph.D. students should approach faculty with whom they are interested in working. Students must obtain agreement from a faculty member to co-teach a specific course.
- Teaching fellows may co-teach a course during the fall or spring semesters.
- Teaching fellows can apply to work with faculty outside their own home department.
- Students may apply to be a GIFT teaching fellow for a course they have been assigned a teaching assistantship (TA) for, provided the co-teaching mentor clearly differentiates between the two roles
- A faculty mentor can work with only one teaching fellow per semester.
2. Complete the application form
The faculty/teaching fellow pair will submit a joint application form and e-mail it to Kim Ellwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of the application, signed by both the faculty member and the graduate student must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to:
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Ballou Hall, 3rd Floor
Applications will only be reviewed once a signed copy is received. The selection committee consists of the Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and GSAS Associate Dean Sinaia Nathanson.
GIFT Dates and Deadlines
|Monday, February 27, 2017||List of faculty mentors is posted.|
|Friday, March 17, 2017||Electronic applications must be received by 5:00pm. Applications are jointly submitted by the graduate student and the faculty member with whom they propose to work.|
|Monday, April 3, 2017||Applicants will be notified of their admission status.|
|Phase I: May 22 - June 9, 2017||GIFT 2017 Program:
Workshops take place weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Presentations take place June 5-9, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
|Phase II||Co-teach a course in fall 2017 or spring 2018.|