Students completing their doctorates at the University of Colorado Boulder are now eligible for a newly formed postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Fort Lewis College.
The new program, CU@FLC, is a partnership between CU Boulder and FLC that will allow postdoctoral students from CU to work with experienced professors at FLC, who can offer mentoring about how to be effective teaching in the classroom.
The CU@FLC postdoctoral teaching fellows will:
Be mentored in teaching, in and outside the classroom, as well as within FLC teaching and research laboratories.Be mentored in pedagogical best practices by participating in ongoing FLC teaching initiatives, such as teaching using different methods to meet the needs of diverse learners.Be mentored in research within or related to their disciplinary field by FLC faculty.FLC Provost Cheryl Nixon said, “This is a bridge program for postdocs to transition out of being a student to being an educator. It is designed for those who are interested in teaching at a teaching-focused institution, getting mentorship and learning more active, experiential pedagogy with us, and who have a true desire to work with our diverse students.”
Departmental leaders from CU Boulder will be encouraged to nominate up to one person per department for the program, which began July 1.