Become a Co-teaching Mentor
Benefits for Faculty Mentors
- Mentors co-teach a course with one GETT fellow during the summer, fall or spring semester.
- Team teaching provides a dynamic and stimulating exchange of ideas which can enhance your course and diversify your repertoire of teaching strategies.
- Participate in program events - Faculty mentors are welcome at GETT special events.
- Performance reviews - Your commitment as a faculty mentor may be noted as a service activity to the university.
Expectations for Faculty Mentors
- Co-teaching – Mentoring the GETT Teaching Fellow (TF) is a key aspect of teaching the course. The role of the TF is different from that of a TA; the TF plays an active role in designing and delivering at least two teaching sessions.
- Collaborate with the TF in preparing and teaching at least two sessions and possibly involve the TF in the assessment of these sessions. The mentor will attend the sessions led by the TF.
- Feedback - Mentors are expected to provide TFs with feedback on their performance.
- Final Assessment - Mentors are expected to provide the TF with a written assessment of their performance. A copy of the assessment should be sent to GETT Program Coordinator, GETT@tufts.edu, in the School of Engineering office of the Graduate Dean.
- Mentors should attend an orientation meeting hosted by the graduate dean in February 2020 to familiarize themselves with GETT and its goals.
- Mentors should meet with their TF at least once before the beginning of the course.