First Year Fellows
The First Year Seminar Writing Fellows provides students with experience in mentoring and teaching first-year students, including the one-to-one teaching of writing and speaking.
- Attendance at all FYS class meetings or events
- Preparation of all assigned material
- Meeting with course instructor and faculty supervisor on request
- Fulfillment of all attendant course support as determined by course instructor
- Evaluation of FYS Fellowship at the conclusion of the term
- Modeling discussion and writing skills
- Leading class or small group discussion sessions
- Engaging in the peer editing process
- Responding to students’ formal and informal writing (graduate student fellows may have the option of grading)
- Meeting with individual students/groups of students over course material, writing assignments, presentation preparation
- Conducting virtual discussion groups using Zoom
- Composing discussion questions, writing assignments, etc.
- Composing or contributing to the Canvas site
- Preparing and leading a classroom session
- Reviewing literature/scholarship in designated areas with selected postings/discussion
- All course fulfillment opportunities are at the discretion of the instructor.
- Anticipated weekly hours including class times, preparation, student consultations: 6-7 hours.
- First Year Fellows may schedule student meetings in the Writers’ Studio or Irwin Library.
- The First Year Fellows’ faculty supervisor will grade students at the conclusion of the course in consultation with FYS instructor.
- The First Year Fellows’ faculty supervisor will provide pedagogical readings and discussion to assist the Fellows in successfully completing their internships.
Lee Garver, Chair, English Department, JH 309
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