The Teaching Mentor Program for Graduate Students
Current and Upcoming Sessions
Mandatory Organizational Meeting:
January 2014 (date and time to be announced)
Teaching Support Centre, Room 122, The D.B.Weldon Library
The Teaching Mentor Program for Graduate Students is a unique opportunity for graduate students to be observed in their personal teaching environment and to receive valuable feedback from peers on both their instruction methods and teaching philosophies.
Four graduate students will be assigned to a Mentor Group. Each group member commits to attending an organizational meeting, engaging in reciprocal observations of their colleagues’ teaching and providing written and verbal feedback to their colleagues during a final feedback meeting.
The Mentor Program is run only twice per academic year – in the Fall and Winter semesters. Since the Program requires a significant amount of coordination and planning among group members, registration is only open for the first four weeks of those semesters. After that point, Mentor groups are fixed and additional participants cannot join the Program. Thus, early registration is imperative.
Please note: Graduate students or postdoctoral fellows not actively TAing or TAing in a role with limited student contact (i.e. marking) may register for the Program at any time. We will arrange for these participants to engage in an alternative teaching opportunity.
The Teaching Mentor Program for Graduate Students is one of five components necessary to complete Western's Certificate in University Teaching and Learning.
If you have questions about the Teaching Mentor Program for Graduate Students, please call 661-2111 ext. 84651, or email Karyn Olsen at email@example.com.