The Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows experience is designed to gather together an interdisciplinary group of Assistant Professors for pedagogically focused support and professional development. The aim is to broaden perspectives with insight into evidence-based best practices and exposure to new and innovative teaching methods. In addition, Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows are given access to $1000 in funds that can be used to support the development of a small project, or for other teaching-related resources. Many Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows also use this as an opportunity to develop and pilot initiatives that can be used as the basis for the education component of major award applications (such as the NSF Career Award).
Untenured assistant professors.
When does the program take place?
Late August to early May.
How do I apply?
The application period for the current academic year is now closed. Next year's application process will start in May of 2018.
- Fall semester: weekly cohort meetings
- Spring semester: monthly cohort meetings
- trying new things in the classroom to enhance your teaching effectiveness
- engaging in conversations about teaching and learning with your Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow colleagues
- creating a poster for Celebrating Teaching Day
The 2016-17 cohort of Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows identified the following as some of the benefits of their experience:
- established a community of early career faculty from across campus
- provided space for conversations about teaching and learning
- provided concrete ideas for, and encouragement toward, excellence in teaching
- heightened awareness of teaching-related resources and opportunities at Georgia Tech
- developed appreciation for the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of teaching and learning
How is the program funded?
Established in 1990 through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment, this initiative became a permanent offering at Georgia Tech in 1994 when the Class of 1969 adopted the program as its 25th class reunion fundraising project. The program is funded through the Class of 1969 Teaching and Learning Endowment Fund.
Who should I contact with questions about the program?
Contact Ruth Poproski via firstname.lastname@example.org. She can also put you in touch with past Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows, if you would like to discuss the program before submitting your application.