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2010 SI Candidate Interviews
Interviews for 2010 Summer Institute Candidates are beginning. Use this forum (closed to all but the SI Facilitation Team) to let the group know what we know, learn, think, etc. Note that you can add new topics AND comment on this topic.
If you experience technical problems, please email Peggie during the weekday, or call her, 304.855.9610 evenings or weekends.
Suggestions for your conversation with prospective fellows
- This program is by invitation. We're looking for the best teachers to teach the best teachers. Emphasize the teachers teaching teachers aspect.
- Emphasize that we are looking for really strong teachers, who love teaching, students, education. This won't be a time to complain about the problems of education, but to think about ways to effect change in education and enhance our personal teaching practice.
- Ask them to tell you about their best day teaching -- describe what it's like and what happens.
- Tell them about the kick off, and that it is not optional. It IS a piece of the SI. Give them dates and time and locations, but tell them they'll get a letter, also.
- Let them know that final commitment to the SI is made at the end of the kick off day on Saturday. This is to give them a chance to see the SI and see if it's something they truly can commit to.
- Remind them that the stipend is paid by MU so they get the whole thing, but it can't be requisitioned till the end of SI.
- Tell them they have to register as an active graduate student at Marshall university. They can register as a "non degree" grad, getting credits for renewal and upgrade of teaching license.
- Tell them NOT to register for a class, as the class associated with SI is not in the catalog. We will take care of the class registration, but they MUST get active in the grad school so they can be registered for a course.
Ask them to tell you about their biggest challenge in teaching.