Engineering Teaching Consultant Application

How to Apply

Applications for the Engineering Teaching Consultant (ETC) Program are due by 5pm on March 29, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester. Applicants need one semester of teaching experience but, more importantly, a passion for discussing and improving teaching practices. No consulting experience is necessary. Do you have questions about the program and want to hear directly from one of our current ETCs? Feel free to reach out to any one of them for personal insight into the program! Please submit applications to CRLTE-ETC@umich.edu

Information To Know Before Applying

  • Scheduling of hours is very flexible and ranges from 0-5 hours per week
  • Each ETC may only work a maximum of 60 hours each semester
  • ETCs are compensated at the converted College of Engineering GSRA rate on an hourly basis

Engineering Teaching Consultant Activities

  • Receive training in consulting techniques from CRLT-Engin
  • Observe GSIs and IAs and provide them with feedback
  • Collect feedback from the students of the GSIs and discuss it with the GSIs confidentially
  • Perform one-on-one consultations with individual GSIs on a variety of teaching-related issues
  • Attend bi-weekly training meetings and continue to grow as an instructor and consultant 
  • Participate in the Engineering Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation

Desired Skills and Interests

  • Willingness and desire to learn 
  • Desire to take on a mentoring and supportive role 
  • Interest in education research and pedagogy
  • Interest in gaining experience to prepare you for a career in a teaching-focused environment or institution 
  • Interest in meeting other GSIs and working with students across the College of Engineering 

 For more information about the Engineering Teaching Consultant Program, contact Audra Baleisis (baleisis@umich.edu).