Senior Teaching Fellowships
Due: January 16, 2015
Senior Teaching Fellowships provide support for those students who have already completed a Teaching Fellowship in the department. The application for a Senior Teaching Fellowship must include evidence of teaching effectiveness in accordance with the current teaching evaluation instrument approved by the Arts and Sciences Council (SEEQ). In the final selection of Senior Teaching Fellows, the Dean considers the undergraduate teaching needs of academic departments.
The stipend for a 2014/2015 GSAS Senior Teaching Fellowship is $27,540. A tuition scholarship will also be provided. Responsibilities of Senior Teaching Fellows include teaching three courses per year at Fordham College under faculty supervision.
GSAS doctoral students in good standing with satisfactory academic progress according to the guidelines established by GSAS are eligible for this award. A student may apply for only one of the three academic-year financial aid awards for advanced students (Research Assistantship, Senior Teaching Fellowship, or Alumni Dissertation Fellowship). A student may apply for a Summer Fellowship along with any of these three academic year awards.
1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (Recommended: 2-3 pages)
2. SEEQ scores for each course taught
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Teaching Mentor’s Recommendation Report (via e-mail). This report should incorporate information obtained through observation of the applicant’s teaching.
Students should complete items 1 - 4 by January 16, 2015. The student should arrange for the mentor or adviser to submit a letter of recommendation electronically directly to the Department or Program by the same date.
Departments only: Each department may nominate up to 3 students for the Senior Teaching Fellowship. To nominate students, the Department Chair or Program Director should prepare letter ranking the nominees and describing why they deserve to earn this award. Nominations are limited to 100 words per nominee or 350 words total. If no ranking is indicated, the student whose name appears first will be considered to be rated as the top candidate.
Review and Selection Process
Applications will first be submitted to the student’s department. Committees within each department will discuss and rank the applications. The members of the Distinguished Fellowships Committee will read each application and the Distinguished Fellowships Committee will make its recommendations to the Dean. Applicants will receive notification approving or denying their applications by letter in April 1.