Each Fellow will be matched with one or more senior colleagues who will
serve as the Teaching Coach, Research Counsel, and/or University Confidant,
depending on their experiences and interests:
Counsels help Fellows develop promising and coherent research agendas
and a strong professional standing in their field. We will match Research
Counsels to Fellows based on parallels between their research interests
and types of research experience and plans. Research Counsels are thus
more likely than other Consultants to be matched with Fellows from their
Coaches help Fellows develop their teaching skills and manage their
courses efficiently and productively. The best Teaching Coaches are
thoughtful about how and why they teach as they do, regularly analyze
their teaching, undertake teaching innovations, and like to share ideas
about teaching. We expect that Teaching Coaches and Fellows will visit
each others' classes and compare notes on teaching approaches and philosophies.
Normally Teaching Coaches work with Fellows outside their own departments.
Confidants help Fellows get to know and feel comfortable within
the University, outside their own departments. The best University Confidants
have had experiences through which they learned how their School (or
the College) and/or the entire University operates. They are willing
to share insights gained from those experiences and to help Fellows
understand and feel connected to the University beyond their departments.
Normally University Confidants work with Fellows outside their own departments.
faculty members interested in serving as a Teaching Coach, Research Counsel,
and/or University Confidant may apply by using the Information
Form for Consultants.