Lots of opportunities (funding, professional development)


The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee invites applications for a Graduate Student Intern in Center for Health Education & Wellness until tomorrow. Reporting to the Associate Director, the purpose of the internship is to research, develop, coordinate, and assess the rollout of the University of Tennessee Smoke free campus initiative under an 18-month American Cancer Society grant. Get details on how to apply (applications are accepted until February 1).

Teaching and Learning Innovation has announced that the application for the Teaching Support Awards Program is now open. This program provides funding to all classifications of instructional faculty members, graduate student teachers, and staff members to help them enhance the learning experience for students that take their courses. The final deadline for applications is March 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m., but applications will be considered on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis. Get more information about this program, examples of funded projects and the process for application at the website for this program.

Teaching and Learning Innovation is looking to fill three student worker positions for graduate students. One position is for a graduate student to assist with projects and programming related to its assessment initiative. The other two positions are for creative, collaborative, self-motivated graduate students to serve as Graduate Teaching Support Personnel. Please note that these are part-time positions without a tuition waiver. Get more information about these positions, including eligibility requirements and instructions for applying.

The SEU English Immersion Summer Camp is a two-week session of working with Southeast University students to increase their interest and enthusiasm for English language and American culture, with the goal of improving their basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This is accomplished through classes and activities taught in a casual, camp-like environment. The program will be held on the campus of Southeast University in beautiful Nanjing, China from June 29, 2019 to July 13, 2019.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students who are native English speakers are eligible to apply for teaching positions. Teachers will prepare and present daily lectures and other instructional activities, centered around topics in American/Western culture of interest to Chinese college students. Deadline for applications is February 25.

On Wednesday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the International House Community Room, there will be an information session to help you learn more about this opportunity. So, if you’re interested, you might want to attend! If you have any questions, you can contact exchange@utk.edu.

Teaching and Learning Innovation will be hosting its first-ever Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference on Monday, April 8, 2019 in the new Student Union. This conference is meant to highlight the importance of good teaching in higher education settings by featuring the innovative teaching practices that occur in college classrooms across the state of Tennessee. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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