Teaching Fellows

Teaching Fellows' Perspectives on the 4 CORNERSTONES:

Engage: “With TFs, students are encouraged to question their own understanding.”

Accomplish: “Students work collaboratively with TFs and other students from diverse backgrounds to complete projects and assignments.”

Empower: “TFs help students build confidence through encouragement and reinforcement of knowledge, which shows students that they can learn and grow independently.”

Enrich: “Students start to apply learning to life beyond their classes by learning the skill of productive collaboration.”

General Information

WHO WE ARE: Teaching Fellows (TFs) are peer-learning facilitators who are nominated by faculty within specific departments and trained by the CTL Assistant Director to provide ongoing learning support for all students. Currently, the TF Program supports 12 academic departments. Please see the side bar to find out more about the specific department’s Teaching Fellows.

WHAT WE DO: Teaching Fellows use a collaborative inquiry model to help students understand course content. They direct conversations, ask questions to challenge students and gauge students’ foundational knowledge, provide feedback, and suggest study strategies.

WHERE AND WHEN YOU CAN FIND US: Teaching Fellows hold regular, group-oriented evening hours in the departments they support Sunday through Thursday and are available to all students. To allow students and Teaching Fellows to engage with faculty and access necessary resources, Teaching Fellows are situated in each department’s academic building Most Teaching Fellow hours are held in the evenings on Sunday through Thursday. Please see the side bar to find out more about a specific department’s hours.



Spring 2016 TFs

Fall 2016 Schedules

Teaching Fellow Blog

Contact Us

Questions or Suggestions:
Contact Ruth Shields at shields@hws.edu or (315) 781-3959


Hobart and William Smith Colleges,
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

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