The CTL Mentoring Program for the Global Teaching Fellows

The CTL Mentoring Program provides ongoing and sustained academic support for the CEU Global Teaching Fellows (GTFs) in the area of higher education teaching and learning. The Faculty Director of the Program is Helga Dorner. The Mentoring Program integrates three phases which are as follows: 1) Initial preparation for teaching, including course development; 2) Ongoing mentoring and collaborative professional practice while teaching the assigned courses; and 3) Documentation of teaching and other professional development activities (including option of starting an online teaching portfolio).

In Phase 1, the GTF Candidates are encouraged to complete the CTL Program for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education before taking on a Fellowship. For information about the full Program sequence please see the CTL Certificate Program page on our website. Our seminar on Teaching in Diverse Environments is also recommended.

A series of online or in-person consultations with the Fellows may precede the actual teaching at remote locations. The content and frequency of consultations will be determined by the Fellows in consultation with the Faculty Director of the Mentoring Program.

In Phase 2, during the teaching fellowship, we work with the Fellows through mentoring activities to share successful strategies, teaching challenges, and useful resources. Mentoring activities are conducted in one-to-one or group-based, online or in-person consultation sessions, as appropriate. The mentoring activities may focus on a specific course activity or the design of a new course. Other frequent topics include:
• assessing student work, especially group projects and team activities
• facilitating seminar discussions
• interactive lecturing
• problem-based teaching
• collaborative learning
• teaching innovations in particular disciplines
• teaching portfolios
• mid-course feedback

The Academic Mentor from the host institution is invited to join online mentoring activities.

In Phase 3, upon their return to CEU, Fellows will be invited to share their reflections on the teaching fellowship experience with the next generation of Fellows and potential candidates. Fellows may wish to use this experience and apply it toward the development of an online teaching portfolio. Interested fellows then continue the documentation of their teaching activities in subsequent months in preparation for job interviews and permanent positions.

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