ENES 100 Teaching Fellows Program | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

 

Keystone Teaching Fellows Program

An undergraduate teaching fellow (TF) position is available for assisting with ENES courses as part of the Keystone Program at the University of Maryland.

The Keystone Program is dedicated to teaching excellence in the fundamental engineering courses which are required by most freshman and sophomore students in the College of Engineering. The goal is to improve student retention and graduation rates by ensuring that students receive the best learning experience during their early, formative stages.

This position specifically refers to the courses:

  • ENES 102 – Mechanics I
  • ENES 220 – Mechanics II
  • ENES 221 – Dynamics
  • ENES 232 – Thermodynamics or
  • BIOE 120 – Biology for Engineers

Advanced Teaching Fellows

ENES 100 Advanced Teaching Fellows are students who have completed one or more semesters as a Teaching Fellow for ENES 100 in a previous academic year. 

 

The purpose of the ENES 100 Teaching Fellows program is to support new students as they begin their academic career in engineering. Teaching fellows are assigned to work with one professor in one section of ENES 100 (40-48 students). The time commitment for a Teaching Fellow is approximately 10-12 hours per week.

Job Duties

  • Attend ALL 4 hours of ENES 100 class lectures and lab
  • Meet regularly with your assigned ENES 100 section instructor
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students and/or teams as needed (minimum: 1 hour in TF office and 1 hour in Keystone Study Center)
  • Assist the ENES 100 instructor in the development of instructional and assessment materials
  • Assist in administering and grading quizzes, exams and other forms of student assessment
  • Under the supervision of the instructor, plan and teach one or two class periods during the semester
  • Assist with staffing of open lab hours during the prototype fabrication segment of the course
  • Meet with ENES 100 teams on a regular basis to monitor progress and facilitate team interaction
  • Provide individual or group tutoring, as needed
  • Maintain records of student attendance and progress
  • Provide information about and encourage involvement in engineering student societies and activities
  • Provide referrals for assistance such as academic advising, study skills, time management, general tutoring and personal counseling
  • Attend and participate in Teaching Fellow training and staff meetings

Qualifications

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior (enrolled in 300 or 400 level engineering courses)
  • Engineering student
  • Good academic standing (3.00 GPA or higher preferred)
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Good oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Clark School and University resources (i.e., Engineering Co-op & Career Services office, academic advising, UM and Clark School computer facilities, Keystone Study Center)
  • Must be available to attend ALL 4 hours of ENES 100 per week
  • Must be available to attend ALL training sessions/weekly meetings

Training

  • Teaching Fellows must enroll in a 3 credit pedagogy course. The class meets on Tuesdays from 5:00pm - 7:45pm (for FALL only)
  • Training for fall will take place during the summer, exact dates and times TBA
  • Attendance and participation during the full training workshop and semester meetings is MANDATORY.

Benefits

  • $1,500/per semester stipend
  • Access to Teaching Fellows office in JMP (equipped with computers, refrigerator, microwave)
  • Opportunity to reinforce knowledge of engineering fundamentals by tutoring
  • Opportunity to build your resume in "professional engineering skills" such as coaching, teaching, conflict management, project management
  • Opportunity to work with faculty members who would be references for employment or graduate school 

The purpose of the ENES 100 Teaching Fellows program is to support new students as they begin their academic career in engineering. Teaching fellows are assigned to work with one professor in one section of ENES 100 (40-48 students). The time commitment for an advanced Teaching Fellow is approximately 10-12 hours per week. A Teaching Fellow is considered advanced after having served as a TF for 2 semesters.

Job Duties

  • Attend ALL 4 hours of ENES 100 class lectures and lab
  • Meet regularly with your assigned ENES 100 section instructor Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students and/or teams as needed (minimum: 1 hour in TF office and 1 hour in Keystone Study Center)
  • Assist the ENES 100 instructor in the development of instructional and assessment materials
  • Assist in administering and grading quizzes, exams and other forms of student assessment
  • Under the supervision of the instructor, plan and teach one or two class periods during the semester
  • Assist with staffing of open lab hours during the prototype fabrication segment of the course
  • Meet with ENES 100 section teams on a regular basis to monitor progress and facilitate team interaction
  • Provide individual or group tutoring as needed
  • Maintain student attendance and progress records
  • Provide information about and encourage involvement in engineering student societies and activities
  • Provide referrals for assistance such as academic advising, study skills, time management, general tutoring and personal counseling
  • Attend and assist in training the new Teaching Fellows (participate in demonstrations, group exercises, etc.) and regularly scheduled Teaching Fellow meetings
  • Mentor new Teaching Fellows in group dynamics, conflict management, instructor-TF interactions, etc.
  • Provide leadership and support for the ENES 100 course

Qualifications

  • Must have successful experience(s) as an ENES 100 Teaching Fellow in a previous academic year
  • Be willing to be a peer mentor and work with Engineering Administration staff and professors to improve the overall experience of students in ENES 100
  • Junior or Senior Engineering student 
  • Good academic standing (prefer 3.00 GPA or higher)
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Good oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Clark School and University resources (i.e., Engineering Co-op & Career Services office, academic advising, UM and Clark School computer facilities, Keystone Study Center) Must be available to attend ALL 4 hours of ENES 100 per week
  • Must be available to attend ALL training sessions/weekly meetings and take a leadership role

Training

  • Teaching Fellows must enroll in a 3 credit pedagogy course.The class meets on Tuesdays from 5:00pm - 7:45pm (for FALL only)
  • Training for fall will take place during the summer, exact dates and times TBA
  • Attendance and participation during the full training workshop and semester meetings is MANDATORY

Benefits

  • $1,800 per semester stipend
  • Opportunity to demonstrate leadership and mentor younger students in supervisory capacity
  • Opportunity for sustained commitment to engineering education with increased depth of experience in professional engineering skills noted above

Fill out the online application and email a current resume to: 

Nelpe P. Wachsman
Coordinator
ENG-A. James Clark School of Engineering
Keystone Program
301-405-6845
nwachsma@umd.edu

Please note: 
To be considered for a teaching fellowship, you must be available for all four hours of ENES 100, attend training over the summer, and enroll in a 3-credit pedagogy course. The course meets on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM (Fall Semester only).
 


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