Read the featured story in The Current about the “Foundations in the Humanities” program.
“Foundations in the Humanities” is a correspondence program for people incarcerated in California Men’s Colony and Kern Valley State Prison. The curriculum for the course consists of short works of fiction, poetry, and essays. The course is taught by IHC Graduate Teaching Fellows, and the “Foundations in the Humanities” program provides students a paid opportunity to explore issues of civic engagement and social justice, as well as to gain experience teaching in the humanities, working with non-traditional students, and alternative course delivery.
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Working with the IHC Director, Graduate Teaching Fellows will teach a correspondence course, consisting of six texts and accompanying worksheets, for incarcerated individuals throughout California. Each Fellow will work with up to fourteen participants and will receive $750 for participation in the program. Fellows also enroll in a quarterly one-unit seminar with the IHC Director, in which Fellows discuss short readings about the California prison system as well as course goals and pedagogical approaches. The course will be scheduled for an hour each week and will meet many, but not all weeks throughout the year, as needed. Fellows spend a total of about 40 hours in class and responding to students’ work, and they are expected to read and provide written responses to student assignments within five days of receiving them.
Fellows must have prior teaching experience in humanities courses in which they have provided critical feedback on student essays devoted to close reading. To apply, please submit a CV and letter of application expressing your interest in the project and describing relevant prior experience to email@example.com Friday, August 31, 2018. Please also have a faculty member submit a letter of reference that speaks to how this work will support your graduate studies, the quality of your responses to student assignments, and your reliability. Recommenders should send their letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday
The Graduate Teaching Fellows Program was previously known as the Graduate Affiliates Program.