Wesleyan University and the National Education Equity Lab are partnering to offer Wesleyan college courses to Title 1 or Title 1 eligible high schools across the country. During the spring 2023 semester, we will be offering PSYC105 (Introduction to Psychology) composed of digital projects that help students learn about the field of psychology. With your help, students from our nation’s most underserved communities can gain access to a rigorous college course and have the opportunity to earn pre-college credit and build college confidence. As a Wesleyan University and National Education Equity Teaching Fellow you will engage students in synchronous discussions, grade student work, drive student success, and be part of a national community working to advance education equity.
Essential Responsibilities (approximately 10 hours per week)
- Host weekly 45-minute synchronous discussion sessions via Zoom to enhance students’ engagement with course content, expose them to college-level seminar-style discussions, and help improve their analytical skills.
- Grade and provide feedback on student work.
- Participate in weekly course team check-ins to share learnings, successes, and challenges.
- Answer course content questions, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications
- Commitment to directly advancing education equity for scholars in underserved communities.
- Excellent engagement, team-building, and communications skills.
- Ability to excel in changing or challenging circumstances.
- Content knowledge and/or coursework in a related field.
- Commitment to provide consistent support to students.
- Interest in distance learning challenges and opportunities.
- Prior teaching experience is a plus, with preference given to those who have experience working with high-school students.
- We seek a diverse pool of TFs that reflect the backgrounds of our high school students. We encourageBIPOC, all genders, first-generation college students, immigrants including undocumented and DACAmented, and those who have navigated poverty and other challenges to apply.
Compensation and Benefits
- The baseline student to TF ratio will be approximately 15 students per TF.
- Awarded the distinction of National Education Equity Teaching Fellow, with opportunities to contribute to the National Ed Equity Lab learning community, and connect with academic, and education, and racial justice leaders from across the nation.
- Please send a current CV and a statement of interest to Lisa Dierker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To learn more about this opportunity, we invite you to read the recent New York Times front-page story here; or visit our website at EdEquityLab.org.