Future Faculty Fellows Program
The Future Faculty Fellows Program, sponsored jointly by the Graduate School and the Center for Teaching and Learning, is a yearlong professional development program that brings together 15 innovative and dedicated teaching assistants from across campus to talk about, reflect upon, and improve their teaching, while preparing them for the academic job market and the rigors of their first faculty positions. Experienced teaching assistants with demonstrated teaching passion and who will be preparing for careers in higher education are invited to apply to the program.
The application period for the 2018-2019 Future Faculty Fellows Program is now closed. Top candidates will be invited for an interview and final selections will be announced by April 13, 2018.
The Future Faculty Program
- promotes professional development by focusing on different aspects of teaching;
- helps participants document their teaching experience through the creation of a teaching portfolios;
- assists in decoding job applications, finding and applying for jobs, and preparation of job application packages (including portfolios, teaching philosophy statements, and diversity statements);
- provides access to a network of current and former program participants;
- facilitates mentorship opportunities with early and late career faculty members here at UGA;
- encourages the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL);
- provides resources to develop their own teaching;
- supports participants’ efforts to improve teaching in their respective departments; and
- offers opportunities for institutional service through mentoring, facilitating other graduate students’ professional development, and other activities.
- All applicants must have met all TA Policy requirements at the time of application.
- The applicant must have had significant teaching responsibilities for at least two terms at UGA.
- One of these terms must have occurred during or after the fall 2016 semester.
- Spring 2018 can count towards these terms.
- Being an instructor-of-record is not required.
- Mid-graduate career applicants are encouraged to apply.
- Previous Future Faculty participants are not eligible.
- Students must be currently registered full-time at the time of application and duration of the program.
- Applicants should be able to demonstrate teaching passion, dedication, and innovation.
Part 2: Complete the Application Form* (click here to download the application form). Follow the instructions at the top of the form to submit.
Part 3: Have a faculty member at UGA familiar with your teaching complete the Faculty Support Form* (click here to download the faculty support form). Completion of the Interest Survey will trigger a request to this faculty member to complete this form. Please follow up with the faculty member to insure they submit the completed form.
*All forms have fillable fields; please use a PDF reader that allows you to type directly into the form (do not print). Adobe Acrobat (https://get.adobe.com/reader/) is available for free if you need a PDF reader.
Please submit Parts 2 & 3 to firstname.lastname@example.org. All parts are due by Wednesday, March 7, at 5:00 p.m.
Please contact Dr. Zoe Hensley Morris (email@example.com) with questions about the application requirements.
TA Policy requirements at the time of application.
Future Faculty Fellows 2017-2018:
- James Coda, Language and Literacy Education
- Kelsey Crane, Geology
- William Fassbender, Language and Literacy Education
- Julie Grainy, Microbiology
- Sammantha Holder, Anthropology
- Emma Carine Iradukunda, Chemistry
- Chioma Kas-Osoka, Health Promotion and Behavior
- Viviane Klen Alves, Language and Literacy Education
- Kira McEntire, Forestry and Natural Resources
- Leanne Purdum, Geography
- Filip Viskupic, International Affairs
- Kimberly Watkins, Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics
- Bridgette Wells, Pathology
- Erinn Whiteside, Communication Sciences and Special Education
- Kasey Leigh Yearty, Chemistry
Questions regarding the Future Faculty Program should be directed to Dr. Zoe Morris, Assistant Director of Teaching Assistant Development and Recognition, Center for Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more about the program's history? Check out the following:
- Smith, K.S. (2001). Pivotal Events in graduate teacher preparation for a faculty career. The Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development 8(3), 97-105. See article.
- Morris, Z.M., Horan, E., Barnes, M., Catalana, S., Coffman, R. and Ishibashi, C. (2017). Evaluating how a graduate student learning community can enhance teaching, mentorship, and collaboration. Poster for the 2017 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, VA. See poster.
Comments or questions? Email Dr. Zoe Morris (email@example.com).