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UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING INTERN PROGRAM

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR FACULTY

 

Instructor

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:

Dr. Tom Litzinger, Director
Leonhard Center for the Enhancement
of Engineering Education
(814) 865-4015
tal2@psu.edu


TEACHING INTERN PROGRAM GOALS:

- Improve quality of learning and teaching
- Enhance TI's course knowledge and skills
- Enhance TI's learning skills
- Enhance course teaching and learning
- Improve TI's presentation and interpersonal skills through student interaction


PROGRAM LOGISTICS:

- TIs should be matched to courses they have completed
- TIs should have access to a good location for office hours and evening help sessions
- TIs receive a stipend of $2,000 per semester
- TIs typically work an average of 10 hours per week throughout the semester


FACULTY MENTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Develop a "mentoring" relationship with the TI, including regular meetings
- Communicate course goals to the TI
- Consider using the TI to assist in active learning in the classroom, such as group problem-solving, projects, or demonstrations
- Be sensitive to ethical conflicts that may arise during TI interactions with peers
- Do not use the TI simply as a grader
- Establish a set of duties for the TI, which could include: holding office hours and/or evening help sessions for the students; teaching several classes under your supervision; assisting during active learning activities in your class; attending your class and providing feedback; and participating in testing and LIMITED grading in the course


TEACHING INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Attend ENGR 460 Teaching Intern Seminar during the fall semester
- Execute duties as defined by the faculty mentor
- Establish duties with faculty mentor, consulting as needed during the semester


DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Advertise Teaching Intern Program
- Notify students who are selected as Teaching Interns
- Ensure Teaching Interns register for ENGR 460 (offered during fall semester only)
- Teaching Intern selections are due via the Department Selection page by May 1, 2017.