Update (June 12th, 2020): Applications closed on May 28th, 2020. Recipients will be notified shortly.

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI), in collaboration with the Graduate Division, is pleased to announce a call for DTEI Graduate Fellows for Summer 2020. DTEI Graduate Fellows will work with faculty to develop high quality remote courses for the 2020-21 academic year. Fellows will receive training from DTEI in fundamentals of pedagogy and remote learning as well as specific tools that may be useful in creating a high quality remote learning experience.

Potential Graduate Fellow responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Canvas page development
  • Assistance with lecture video construction
  • Transition of assessments for a remote format
  • Development of activities to facilitate students/student and student/instructor interaction
  • Consideration and understanding of a broad range of pedagogical concepts

DTEI Graduate Fellows will be expected to engage in pedagogical activities an average of 20 hours a week for 10 weeks during the summer (which includes a one-week required remote training course to be held during the week of June 22nd). Fellows will receive a $5000 Fellowship and a Certificate in Remote Instruction.

Individuals interested in applying to be a DTEI Graduate Fellow must complete the application form, which includes background questions and gathers information on your prior teaching experience. Applicants must be a continuing graduate student (Master’s or Ph.D.) who will have completed at least three quarters of successful graduate coursework at UCI by the end of Spring quarter 2020. Application review will begin on a rolling basis. 

If you are interested in working with a specific course/instructor, please contact the instructor prior to submitting the application form. You will have an opportunity to indicate this course/instructor on the application, but it is by no means required for the application. We cannot guarantee a particular assignment but will do our best to accommodate such requests. Additionally, if your program has reached out to you specifically to apply to this program, please indicate this on the application form. Please apply even if you do not have a specific course in mind or have not been contacted by your program, and we will work to appropriately match Fellows with courses based on discipline and relevant expertise.

If you have any questions regarding the DTEI Graduate Fellows program, please feel free to reach out to Matthew Mahavongtrakul (mmahavon@uci.edu).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the deadline to apply?
A: We will begin reviewing applications on June 1st, 2020. The deadline provided by Graduate Division is May 28th, 2020 at 12pm.

Q: When will I be notified about the decision?
A: We will begin reviewing applications on June 1st, 2020 and will notify fellows on a rolling basis. We do not have a set date for notifications.

Q: I’m defending during Summer 2020. Am I still eligible?
A: You need to be a graduate student until the end of summer to be eligible.

Q: Will the training and hourly commitment be online or in-person?
A: Both will be online unless otherwise stated.

Q: What are the details of the week-long remote training course (times, dates, format, etc.)?
A: We do not have those details at this time. If selected, you will be notified of the details.

Q: I have a scheduling conflict with the course. Can I still apply?
A: Yes. If chosen, conflicts will be worked out later.

Q: I already have funding for the summer. Can I still apply?
A: Yes, but please detail your funding as best you can on the application

Q: Do I need to indicate my funding even if it’s not enough to cover my living expenses?
A: As above: yes.

Q: Even if my funding is through a TAship? Or GSR? Or any other employment?
A: Yes, yes, and yes! Please detail any funding.