Educational Assessment Fellow – Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
Mentor: Meghan Bathgate, Ph.D., Associate Director, Educational Program Assessment
How can we create educational experiences that help all students thrive? This is a foundational question that the Educational Program Assessment team at the Poorvu Center strives to answer. If you are curious about applying educational and psychological theories to data collection, we invite you to join in our work.
This fellow would collaborate with our team to refine measures and assessment plans, analyze student and faculty feedback, and communicate with program leaders about interpreting and using educational data. Duties may involve supporting the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, reviewing survey instruments, contributing to ongoing reporting, revising website communications, and generally providing your perspective to these efforts. You would be joining a team composed of psychologists and data scientists working in a multi-disciplinary teaching center at the heart of campus.
Ideal candidates would have an interest in how data informs students’ academic experiences and would have a desire to bring assessment data “to life” by applying it to ongoing programs. A desire for creating equitable education is essential, as much of our work reflects efforts towards improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Familiarity with measurement design and data analysis is welcomed but not required. Experience with Excel formulas, SPSS, SAS, NVIVO, or similar programs would be helpful. Brief human research training would be required upon beginning the fellowship. This would be a great opportunity for those who want to explore program evaluation, educational research, and data processing and interpretation. Please reach out to Meghan with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
- 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.