Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Recruiting for Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Due on Dec. 1st)

The Spelman's STEM Teacher Education Pipeline (SSTEP) project is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) position starting Spring 2014.
1. Please find one person who can discuss your teaching and/or academic abilities in mathematics or science to fill out the recommendation letter for you (Due 12/1) and send it to:
2. Fill out the application form by December 1 (Mon) (Click on the hyperlink) or (copy and paste:

For more information about the SSTEP project, visit:

Let Dr. Borum ( or I ( know if you have any questions.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pre-Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Classroom Observation kicks off

Our Pre-UTA Classroom observation launches this week.
Thanks to the five faculty members from Chemistry (Dr. Lisa Hibbard, Dr. Kimberly Jackson), Math (Dr. Viveka Borum, Dr. Fred Bowers), and Physics (Dr. Michael Burns-Kaurin) who are willing to accommodate our Pre-UTAs in Fall 2014, we will begin the classroom observation from 10/20 (Monday) to 11/7 (Friday).

Here's the letter to the Pre-UTAs for your reference:

"Dear Pre-UTAs,

Observations will begin during the week of October 20, 2014 - November 7, 2014. Please see instructions below. After completing Step 1 in the instructions, click on this link  Google document (the invitation email has been delivered to the email address you provided.)and select 5 available day and times by 1pm on Friday (10/17). Note: Remember if you are in one of Drs. Borum, Bowers, Hibbard, Jackson, or Burns-Kaurin classes then you can observe their class. You must select at least one day and time from each subject (chemistry, math, and physics). Once we get your selections, Dr. Borum and I will create a schedule and email you this information. Do not hesitate to email us with any questions. 

Instructions for Pre-UTA training:

1. Click on link and Please fill out the Consent form and Pre-UTA survey (takes about 5 minutes) and email back by Friday:

2. Watch this 4-minute youtube link on how to complete the Pre-UTA observational form. Observational form instructions video:

3. Download and fill out the observation form for EACH class you will be observing.

3. Attend THREE classes that are assigned to you (at least two different disciplines CHE, PHY, and MAT). If you haven't done so, fill out  Google document available slot. (I intentionally posted everyone's email address in this email, because the invitation email has been delivered to the email address you provided.)

4. Fill out the post-survey (will be sent after three observations are completed).

Your $100 stipend will be completed and sent out for disbursement (We will inform you when you can pick up your stipend).

If you have any questions , feel free to contact Dr. Borum ( or myself, Dr. Sung ("

Saturday, October 4, 2014

SSTEP Workshop I and II

Thank you all for attending the SSTEP Workshop on the Weekends.

If you couldn't attend the workshop today, don't worry about it, here's the document we covered today:

Don't hesitate to sign up for pre-UTA application, which is due on 10/6 (Monday) 11:59pm 

Again, feel free to contact Dr. Shannon Sung if you have any questions!