Faculty and Graduate Student Development Opportunities with RCO

The RCO offers a variety of opportunities for faculty and graduate students to be involved in their pedagogical development.

How Can I Learn from the Evidence-Based Practices Utilized in the RCs?

The RCO offers the following learning opportunities for faculty and graduate students: 

  • Workshops facilitated by RCO faculty and staff
  • Brown bag luncheons on High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs)
  • Teaching consultations with RC Program Chairs and RCO Director
  • Opportunities to observe HIPs in organic classroom environments
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) opportunities in general education and integrated and applied learning environments

How Can I Get Involved in Teaching in the RCs?

The RCO offers the following teaching appointments in the Residential Colleges (RCs):

RCO Instructor Appointments: An RCO Instructor is a faculty member who maintains an appointment in his/her home department but also teaches RCO general education or core courses in the RCs (and may develop and/or engage in co-curricular experiences with RC students).

Financial Arrangement: For each three-credit course to be taught “in load” by an RCO Instructor, $4000 will be provided to the home unit (or directly to the faculty member if an adjunct) to be used at the discretion of the unit.

Timeline:

  1. October 15 – December 15: RCO Director recruits interested RCO Instructors for the following fall and spring semesters.
  2. December 15 – January 1: RCO Instructors inform their Department Heads and Deans of the opportunity and the financial arrangement.
  3. January 1 – February 1: RCO Instructors and associated Department Heads and Deans sign a contract describing the agreement.
  4. February 1 (Approximate deadline to submit to UTLC Curriculum Committee): RCO Instructors submit course proposals, if applicable.
  5. August 1: Funds ($4000) are transferred to the home units of RCO Instructors teaching fall courses.
  6. December 15: Funds ($4000) are transferred to the home units of RCO Instructors teaching spring courses.

Graduate Teaching Fellow and Faculty Mentor Appointments: A Graduate Teaching Fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students to explore, develop, and teach a course as part of the UNCG Residential Colleges General Education curriculum. Participating graduate students are paired with a distinguished faculty mentor in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The faculty mentor will assist the student in the exploration, development, and teaching of courses incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion with content from the student’s respective discipline. Graduate Teaching Fellows are expected to develop and teach a 100/200-level general education course within UNCG’s Residential Colleges; meet with the UTLC every two weeks to complete the development of their respective course designs, debrief the teaching experience, and further develop their teaching profile; and meet with their faculty mentor regularly to explore the challenges, benefits, and importance of teaching equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Financial Arrangement: For each three-credit course to be taught by a Graduate Teaching Fellow, $2000 will be provided to the participating graduate student and $2000 will be provided to the faculty mentor supporting the Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Please contact RCO Director, Dr. Jennifer Stephens, for more information on opportunities for faculty and graduate students within the RCO:
jennifer.stephens@uncg.edu; 336-256-1489; 114B Guilford Hall.