Iles and Zhan Named Teaching Fellows

Award comes from CTE

Ph.D. students Irina Iles and Mengqi Zhan have been named as 2012-2013 CTE-Graduate School International Teaching Fellows.
This fellowship program is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Graduate School and Office of Undergraduate Studies and supports the professional development of international graduate teaching assistants as educators.
Each Teaching Fellow will be paired with a senior graduate mentor who will consult with the fellows to facilitate their development as University of Maryland teaching assistants and future faculty. Mentors and fellows will meet at least
once each semester during the 2012-2013 academic year, and the graduate mentor will observe the fellow's teaching at least twice during the course of the program and provide feedback.
The CTE-Graduate School International Teaching will also meet as a learning community, under the guidance of CTE. Fellows will participate in meetings throughout the academic year, during which they will share written reflections on teaching, discuss meetings with mentors, and address any concerns they may be having with respect to teaching at Maryland. The meetings will also introduce fellows to various relevant teaching topics, ranging from developing successful discussions to enhancing critical thinking skills among students to documenting one's teaching in a portfolio. At least four learning community meeting will occur each semester.


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