The university has continued to expand its distinctive graduate teaching programs.
Since the Ten by Twenty was published, the university has nearly doubled the number of courses in the Gordis Teaching Fellowship program. These fellowships offer doctoral students from the Bloomberg School of Public Health experience teaching their own undergraduate courses in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The courses are proposed by PhD students with their mentors from the Bloomberg School. Students who receive the fellowship then work with Krieger faculty to refine the students’ syllabi and evaluation tools, and receive ongoing mentorship from Bloomberg and Krieger faculty as they teach the class.
Likewise, the Whiting School of Engineering recently launched the Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials program, which allows PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to design and then teach small research seminars—in their own area of expertise and based on their own research—to new undergraduate students.
All these programs give graduate students the unique experience of having crafted and taught a course entirely of their own design as they prepare to enter the academic job market.
Finally, in recent years, the university has roughly doubled the number of Dean’s Teaching Fellowships and Dean’s Prize Freshman Seminars in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. These fellowships are similar to the Gordis, but they offer doctoral students from the Krieger School the opportunity to develop their own undergraduate seminars, with the best proposals receiving a one-semester teaching fellowship. The Krieger School is now offering a total of 46 of these fellowships for the current academic year.
All these programs give graduate students the unique experience of having crafted and taught a course entirely of their own design as they prepare to enter the academic job market. And their students benefit from both the small-seminar format and the innovation the program introduces to the undergraduate curriculum.