CELT and our undergraduate Program Founders and Coordinators are piloting this program for the fall 2020 semester with a small group of faculty and students. 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.
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.