PLLC uses a unique instructional model that organizes scholars into small, interdisciplinary forums. Each forum is facilitated by a Teaching Fellow, who is a graduate, law, or professional student.
The PLLC Teaching Fellow program is composed of a teaching assistantship and professional development. The teaching assistantship component of this program will be an average of 12 hours per week (per the GSA agreement) and includes regular TA duties. The professional development averages 9 hours a month for teaching support and monthly professional development.
This Teaching Fellow program provides a unique opportunity to teach undergraduates from faculties across the University of Alberta while receiving training in pedagogy and leadership, including teacher training on facilitating discussion, assessment, and classroom management, as well as leadership skills workshops on topics including public speaking, collaborative negotiation, and imposter phenomenon.
Summer Training Dates
Prior to submitting your application, please review the following schedule for important dates and deadlines.
- Teacher training sessions: Diverse workshops will be held to build Teaching Fellows’ skills and capacity to deliver interdisciplinary content and experiential learning activities.
- Weekdays, July 30 to August 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Exact dates/times will be determined after hiring is complete) | Peter Lougheed Hall
- Team Building Activity and Dinner
- August 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Off Campus
- PLLC Retreat: TFs meet their forums and assist in executing activities for scholars.
- August 23-25, 2018 | Peter Lougheed Hall
- PLLC Orientation: Introduction to PLLC program. (Optional for Teaching Fellows.)
- August 26, 2018 | Peter Lougheed Hall
Should you be unavailable for an August date due to a conference or pre-planned travel, you can note it on the application.