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ERIC Number: EJ1020470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Mentoring Graduate Students in Teaching: The FCCIC Model
Finch, Jessie K.; Fernández, Celestino
Teaching Sociology, v42 n1 p69-75 Jan 2014
Research has consistently shown the high value of mentorship for graduate students in various areas--program satisfaction, professional self-image, confidence, productivity, and so on. However, specific templates of how to best mentor graduate students, especially in the vital area of teaching, are lacking. This article outlines the mentoring model called "From Conception to Co-instructor to Completion" (FCCIC). This five-step method provides a plan of action for faculty and graduate students who wish to co-develop a course in such a way that graduate student mentees are exposed to the entire teaching process with the supervision and assistance of a faculty mentor. This relationship moves beyond the traditional "professor/teaching assistant" hierarchy (the TA model) to create equally operational co-instructors. In this note, the FCCIC method is summarized and then illustrated through the development of a sociology course on happiness as an exemplar of how to better mentor graduate students in teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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