Pedagogical Partnership Program (P3) for Inclusive, Learner-Centered Teaching
Sponsored by CELT and Undergraduate Program Founders and Coordinators Jillian Impastato and Langley Topper, T2021
CELT is currently inviting applications from faculty members in Arts, Sciences, and Engineeringwho are teaching undergraduate courses in the fall 2022 to participate in the Pedagogical Partnership Program
If you are interested in applying to the program, please visit this link to complete your application by Monday, April 18 .
What is it?
The Pedagogical Partnership Program will create the opportunity for students and faculty partners across departments to spend a semester together creating innovative strategies for enhancing classroom student engagement, reflecting on equity, and improving learning outcomes. These partnerships are intended to alter power dynamics, allowing faculty to look for and understand the student perspective, and give student partners the opportunity to constructively co-create improved learning experiences. Partners will think together about their current experiences of learning environments and work to evolve current ways of approaching pedagogy.
Each partnership is unique, with the goal of true collaboration focused on equity and learner centered approaches in teaching. Some examples to consider include:
Collaborate to ensure that your class is both student-centered and engaging
Develop new avenues to build stronger relationships with and between students
Identify classroom inequities, understand how students of different identities are experiencing the class, and propose ways to make the class welcoming to all students
Brainstorm ways to make classrooms accessible and equitable
Elicit mid-term feedback for course improvement
Assist in the development of curriculum for courses that you will be teaching in the future
How does it work?
Student partners will observe one of their faculty partner’s class sessions each week and faculty and student partners will be expected to meet weekly outside of class. Additionally, the cohort of faculty partners will meet monthly with the program advisors, Annie Soisson andRyan Rideau from CELT. The cohort of student partners will meet weekly with the student program coordinators.
How much time will it take?
Including all meetings and planning, faculty partners should expect to spend approximately two to three hours per week for the program. Student partners will spend approximately five hours per week for the program.
What other universities have programs like this?
Pedagogical partnership programs around the country serve as a responsive professional development strategy using a student centered lens to examine inclusivity practices. Successful programs include Bryn Mawr and Haverford’s Students as Learners and Teachers (SaLT), Smith College’s Student-Faculty Pedagogical Partnership Program, Trinity University’s Tigers as Partners, and Vassar College’s Student Teacher Engaged Pedagogical Partnerships (STEPP).
In new program, CELT pairs students, faculty to address inequity in classrooms.
Supported by Tufts Springboard Grant and a grant received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.