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Honors Undergraduate Teaching Fellow Application

Each spring, the University Honors Program selects a group of outstanding students to serve as Honors Undergraduate Teaching Fellows for the following year.  Honors UTFs must be honors students in good standing, on track to graduate with honors.  All Honors UTFs receive $800 at the end of the fellowship semester. Applications for the 2017–2018 academic year are due by January 31, 2017.

Responsibilities of all Honors Undergraduate Teaching Fellows:

• Work as a teaching assistant and peer mentor in an Honors Introductory Seminar in Fall or Spring semester. Ideally, the Honors Undergraduate Teaching Fellow will have a particular interest in the subject matter or perhaps even have taken the course in the past. Honors UTFs must attend every class, so they must reserve the appropriate time slot in their schedules. Once assigned to an honors course, the Honors UTF will communicate with the course instructor to clarify specific duties, which may include taking attendance, organizing study groups, basic (objective) grading and recording (in a limited, clearly defined way), showing films, planning class activities, and leading discussions.

• Represent the University Honors Program at various events throughout the year, including Day on the Quad, Preview Day, Major Fair, Scholars Day, and recruiting open houses.

• Nominate an eligible professor for the annual Last Lecture, and encourage other honors students to submit nominations.

• Act as an ambassador for the University Honors Program at all times.

How to Apply:

Applications consist of a letter of application, an unofficial transcript, and a confidential faculty recommendation. The letter of application should describe the applicant’s past and present achievements in the USU Honors Program, focusing specifically on awards, scholarships, or grants; teaching or tutoring experience; and research projects or publications. The letter should also clearly explain the student’s path toward graduation with honors, including capstone and coursework plans. Applicants may be asked to interview as part of the selection process.

Please ask your faculty recommender to send your letter of recommendation to the University Honors Program via email (honors@usu.edu) or campus mail (0400 Old Main Hill).


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