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Senior Lead Teaching Fellowship

About the Senior Lead Teaching Fellowship

Senior Lead Teaching Fellows (SLTFs) are returning LTFs who serve as mentors to assigned cohorts of incoming Lead Teaching Fellows, complete advanced teaching-related projects, and coordinate communication and outreach efforts. In 2016-17 academic year, six SLTs mentored an LTF cohort of 33. See the 2016-17 LTF directory for details.

Call for 2017-18 Senior Lead Teaching Fellows

The CTL is accepting applications for 2017-18 Senior Lead Teaching Fellows through Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Columbia doctoral students who have successfully completed the Lead Teaching Fellows program and will be in years 3-7 of their program during the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply. After review of applications and consultation with departmental representatives, the CTL will invite finalists to interview. Questions about this application process may be sent to CTLgrads@columbia.edu. Access the 2017-18 SLTF application

Senior Lead Teaching Fellow eligibility and support

SLTFs earn stipends of $3000 over the academic year ($1500 per semester). To be eligible for the position of Senior Lead Teaching Fellows (SLTF), applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Successful and timely completion of all work in the Lead Teaching Fellow program.
  • General availability for on-campus meetings during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Seventh or earlier year and good academic standing in a Columbia University doctoral program during the 2017-18 academic year.

Senior Lead Teaching Fellow activities

SLTFs serve as mentors to LTFs during the year, oversee LTF deliverables, co-lead CTL-designed workshops, and co-facilitate learning communities. SLTFs are expected to devote approximately 80 hours over the academic year to the program. Specific 2016-17 STLF activities and deliverables consist of the following:

Lead Teaching Fellows mentorship and supervision (both semesters, 20 hours each semester)

  • Planning meetings with CTL Assistant Directors.
  • LTF meeting facilitation.
  • Mentoring LTFs during semester.
  • Overseeing LTF deliverables. 
  • Coordinating LTF workshop visits. 

Co-facilitation of a Learning Community (one semester, 25 hours)

  • Collaboration with another SLTF on the design and preparation for a CTLgrads learning community. Learning communities are organized around special topics in education and involve informal discussion of research or other related materials. 
  • Facilitation of learning community meetings (3-4 meetings in either the fall or spring term).
  • Documenting and co-authoring report about the learning community.

Supporting CTL programs for graduate students (10 hours across the academic year)

  • Co-facilitation of TA orientation sessions, Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshops, Teaching Preparation Portfolio programming, and/or other graduate student workshops during the academic year. Assignments will be coordinated with individual SLTF schedules.

End of year reflective report (5 hours)

  • Summative reflection on STLF activities, written at the end of the academic year and posted onto the LTF program website.