Mentorship Relationships Between STEM Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars in a Co-Teaching Program

Authors

  • Kristin Winet The University of Arizona Author
  • Gail D. Burd The University of Arizona Author

Keywords:

Postdoctoral Scholars, Mentorship, Co-Teaching, Training, College Teaching, Future Faculty, Professional Development

Abstract

Although studies have shown the benefits of co-teaching between experienced and novice instructors, there has been little research on mentoring relationships between faculty and postdoctoral scholars who co-teach. To address this issue, the authors created a postdoctoral teaching certificate that includes pedagogical training and a short-term, intensive co-teaching partner­ship with a faculty mentor. They examine pre- and post-survey data from the first cohort of eight co-teaching teams in spring 2022 and provide a list of recommendations for practice. Takeaways from a spring 2023 survey administered to research mentors who had postdocs in the program are included.

Published

2024-06-11

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Section

Articles