The Future Faculty Fellowship Program (FFFP) is a semester-long program that introduces graduate students to evidence-based teaching practices, helps them understand the roles and responsibilities of faculty members at different types of institutions of higher education, and helps them reflect on their professional goals.

Eligible students must (a) be enrolled in a graduate program at UNCCH; (b) have a commitment to an academic career; and (c) be assigned to teach as an independent instructor (Teaching Fellow) in the upcoming academic year at UNC or have a faculty sponsor who will allow the student to design, teach, and assess at least three contact hours of class time in one of the sponsor’s courses. An “independent instructor” has complete responsibility for planning a course, developing course materials, selecting texts, conducting classes, designing and administering tests and other assessments, and grading the students.

Admission to the FFFP is competitive; information on the application is available here. Please download it, fill it out, and email it to Trisha Bienvenu, CFE Administrative Support Specialist and Program Coordinator, following the instructions at the top of the application. Instructions for the letter of recommendation are here. As part of the FFFP, each fellow is expected to attend CFE workshops on teaching and learning, participate in a graduate student learning community, submit a teaching statement, complete an exercise on faculty roles and responsibilities in different types of universities and colleges, and deliver a final presentation.

Important dates for Spring 2018 cohort:

  • September 29: Call for applications
  • November 3: Applications and Letters of Recommendation due
  • November 27: Notification of acceptance
  • January 12: Kickoff event

For more information about FFFP, please contact cfe@unc.edu

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