Texas Tech University

Teach Program

Applications for March- April 2017 has been closed! 

**The TEACH Program will begin accepting applications for the next cohort in March-April 2017.**

About the TEACH Program

The TEACH (Teaching Effectiveness And Career enHancement) Program, which is modeled after the national Preparing Future Faculty movement, assists Ph.D. students in further developing teaching skills and exploring faculty roles. Program activities include one-on-one consultation, instructor videotaping, comprehensive class feedback, peer observations, project work, workshop attendance, and the development of a professional teaching portfolio. Past TEACH fellows estimate that the program requires 30- 40 hours per semester. Fellows selected for this program are paid a $500 stipend per semester for their active participation. Many departments at Texas Tech currently offer their TAs excellent opportunities for development and training. The TEACH program does not replace those programs in any way, rather it seeks to supplement their efforts.

The TEACH program offers individualized attention from consultants who specialize in pedagogical development and are committed to teaching excellence. The program provides a myriad of opportunities for self-reflection, and through these experiences, each successful fellow can expect to:

  • Identify and apply new instructional strategies to improve student learning in his/her courses;
  • Acquire knowledge, develop skills, and prepare documents to facilitate the transition to a career in academia; and
  • Develop relationships with university faculty, staff, and peers to maintain a spirit of collegiality in the pursuit of professional development.

If you have any additional questions, please contact TEACH Program Director Dr. Allison Boye at allison.p.boye@ttu.edu.

2016-17 Cohort


TEACH Fellow Discipline  
Margaret Brandl English - Creative Writing  
Aimee Cloutier Mechanical Engineering   
Manjari Dissanayake Mathematics and Statistics   
Taryn Gilbert  English – Literature   
Kyle Gilliam  Agricultural Education & Communications  
Natali Gonzalez CFAS – Marriage & Family Therapy   
Yu Hua Mathematics and Statistics   
Ashley Meyer Theatre & Dance   
Scott Morris English – Creative Writing   
Mary S. Norman  Media and Communications   
Hannah Percival  Music – Music Theory   
Mindi Price Psychological Sciences   
Ana Rodriguez Padial CMLL – Spanish    
Yuki Shigemoto Psychological Sciences   
William Sinclair  Theatre and Dance  
Jacob Tenney   Personal Financial Planning    

Program Requirements

Applying to the TEACH Program

TEACH Program Manual

Learn more about TEACH and its impact from faculty and past fellows


Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center