Future Professoriate Program
FPP Participation in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
In addition to showing proof of participation in 6 (out of 8) FPP seminars during your two years in our program, here are the requirements for the Certificate in University Teaching in the Graduate School and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics:
- You should be working with two mentors:
- A Teaching Mentor (usually the program coordinator, i.e. Elizabeth Juarez-Cummings in Spanish or Genevieve Waite for French or Youmie Kim or Matthew Hammil for ENL. If you teach another language and don’t know who your Teaching Mentor is, please ask your program’s advisor or the FPP coordinator).
- A Research Mentor (you choose this person and should ask them if they are willing to work with you). This person is usually a professor you have taken a class with and with whom and will continue working to revise one or both of the academic papers to be included in your portfolio.
- You must create a portfolio, which includes all the requirements found on the Graduate School website: https://graduateschool-dev2.syr.edu/resources/teaching-resources/creating-a-teaching-portfolio/ (On this website, there are guidelines for creating the portfolio and models of reflective statements, etc.).
- In addition to all of the Graduate School teaching material requirements, to satisfy the “scholarly activities and their relation to the candidates’ teaching” component, your portfolio must also include TWO SIGNIFICANTLY REVISED ACADEMIC PAPERS (this is where your Research Mentor comes in).
- Once your portfolio is complete, you must work with your two mentors to set up a date to orally defend it in the LLL Department. This usually happens sometime before March break or very shortly after. It must be done before April.
Below are the requirements for the portfolio. Please visit the general FPP website to see portfolio and statement models.
Your portfolio must include:
* a reflective statement on the candidate’s teaching theories, goals, and practices
* copies of syllabi, paper topics, examinations, or other course handouts
* one or more sets of student evaluations, with the candidate’s commentary on them
* report of any faculty mentors’ class visitation
* teaching-related projects designed by the candidate
* documentation of teaching awards
* prospectus for course(s) the candidate would like to teach in the future
* scholarly activities and their relation to the candidates’ teaching
* letters of recommendation from mentors or advisors (the Future Professoriate Program also requires a final summary and assessment by the faculty teaching mentor)