Information for Teaching Fellows

Teaching fellows are valued and important members of the staff of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and play an important role in the Harvard College educational process. Below is information to provide you with resources, guidance, and strategies to assist you in succeeding in your role as a Teaching Fellow. 

Teaching Fellow On-line Matching Application
For Sociology graduate students wanting to teach during academic year 2017-18 the on-line TF application and instructions is now live (April 27, 2017).  

Graduate students from other departments who are interested in being a teaching fellow may now apply for those courses that may need additional TFs via the new Central Application for Teaching Sections (CATS): https://apps2.registrar.fas.harvard.edu/cats.  Note that decisons on these positions will be made after classes have met and enrollments are known.  Thank you.

Teaching Fellow Handbook 2016-2017
A guide to the rules, procedures, tips, and tools that make up the non-teaching side of being a TF. Covers topics from running a lottery, grading, and setting up a course website, to administrative matters, such as getting paid and finding a classroom for your section.  

Teaching Fellow Assignments Fall 2016

Teaching fellow Assignments for Spring 2017

Teaching Fellow History (A list of graduate students who have taught for typical courses recently (through spring 2017). The most current teaching fellows are listed first.

Other useful links:

GSAS Resources for Teaching Fellows

Academic Technology Group (for information about course web sites)
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning The Bok Center's mission is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in Harvard College courses. The Center offers Fall and Winter Teaching Conferences at the start of each semester, usually the Wednesday and Thursday before classes start. The conferences are open to anyone who teaches undergraduates at Harvard and feature both fundamentals for new TFs as well as enrichment sessions for all instructors.

FAS Registrar    Academic calendar    RoomBook   Information on Sectioning

Office of Student Life       Accessible Education Office     ASA Style Guide

Information for faculty offering instruction in Arts and Sciences includes information on “responsibilities of instructors” and “addressing student problems.”

Teaching and Administrative Staff:

Departmental Teaching Fellow for 2016-17: Jared Schachner
Working with the Derek Bok Center, the Departmental Teaching Fellow provides advice to Sociology graduate student teaching fellows and helps to run the Teaching Practicum, a weekly seminar for Sociology graduate students who are first-time teaching fellows. This course is offered during the fall term.

Departmental Writing Fellow for 2016-17:  Jonathan Mijs
The Departmental Writing Fellow provides advice on argument and use of evidence to any undergraduate taking sociology courses (including freshmen and students from other concentrations). The DWF is available to work with students at any point in the writing process, from brainstorming, to planning and outlining, to reading paper drafts, as well as thesis chapters by prior arrangement. For more information, or to make an appointment with the DWF, click here.

Jocelyn Viterna, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Margot Moinester, TF Instructor for Teaching Practicum, fall 2016.
Rachel Meyer, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Suzanne Ogungbadero, Coordinator of Academic Affairs, teaching fellow allocation process, appointments and payroll.