About the TEACH Program
The TEACH (Teaching Effectiveness And Career enHancement) Program, affiliated with the Texas Tech Graduate School, was modeled after the national Preparing Future Faculty movement and assists Ph.D. students in further developing teaching skills and exploring faculty roles. The program welcomed its first pilot cohort in 2000 in the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech; it now operates under the auspices of the TTU Graduate School, and has grown into an elite, highly-regarded program that has become a model for other programs across the country.
Program activities include one-on-one consultations, recorded classroom instruction, comprehensive feedback, peer observations, workshop attendance, and the development of a professional teaching portfolio and detailed course design project. 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 with a year-long focus on intentionality and evidence-based best practices in the classroom.
The TEACH program offers individualized attention from consultants who specialize in pedagogical development and are committed to teaching excellence. The program provides numerous 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 faculty, staff, and peers to maintain a spirit of collegiality in the pursuit of professional development.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Kristi Gaines (Associate Dean, Graduate School).
2019-2020 TEACH PROGRAM COHORT
|Ahalee Cathey||Kinesiology and Sport Management|
|Mai Dao||Mathematics and Statistics|
|Anthony Foster||Psychological Sciences|
|Nellie Hill||Agricultural Education and Communications|
|Cara Lawson||Agricultural Education and Communications|
|Gabriela Manzo||Psychological Sciences|
|Natira Mullet||Marriage and Family Therapy|
|Tiffany Murray||Personal Financial Planning|
|Anisha Navlekar||Biological Sciences|
|Willow Sauermilch||Media and Communications: Public Relations|
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