Academic Affairs Fellow – Yale College Dean’s Office
Mentor: Joel Silverman, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Academic and Educational Affairs, Yale College Dean’s Office
The Office of Academic and Educational Affairs is responsible for undergraduate academic and curricular programs and works collaboratively with the Dean of Yale College, the faculty, residential college deans, the University Registrar’s Office, and students to address academic concerns and develop appropriate policies and procedures. Members of this office supervise and support the work of the residential college deans’ offices, serve on standing committees that oversee the undergraduate academic regulations and curriculum, coordinate academic advising, and manage several academic and special programs not housed by FAS departments or elsewhere in Yale College.
- Assist staff with reviewing materials and preparing for committee meetings of the following standing committees in Yale College: the Committee on Teaching and Learning; the Course of Study Committee; the Committee on Advising, Placement, and Enrollment; and the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing; the Committee on Teaching in the Residential Colleges; and the Eli Whitney Students Advisory Committee.
- Provide pedagogical and logistical support for the First-Year Seminar program and the Residential College Seminar program.
- In collaboration with the Director of Eli Whitney Student and Transfer Student programs, and with a Senior Administrative Assistant, compile and analyze data on student success and retention.
- Conduct research as needed on programs at other colleges and universities.
- Other projects related to student success in the post-pandemic era.
- Attention to detail. Much of the work of this office relies upon the accuracy of records.
- Ability to work independently. While guidance and support will be readily available, it will be important for the Fellow to take ownership of projects, seeking advice when needed.
- Reliability. Although the work schedule is flexible and can be partly done remotely, it is important for the Fellow to be consistently available.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Basic knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Drupal, or similar web-editing software, is helpful, but not required.
- September 6, 2021- September 24, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- September 26, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- November 19, 2021: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
- December 13, 2021 – January 14, 2022: New fellows onboarding
- January 18, 2022: Suggested fellowship start date
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to October 17, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Spring Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Spring 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.