Apply To Be A Mentor Teacher

We are not currently taking applications for the Teaching Fellows program.

Mentor teachers are senior faculty with tenure or CCE who facilitate their group’s meetings and activities.


  • Be a tenured professor of any rank or lecturer with CCE
  • Be available to participate for two semesters, Spring 2019 and Fall 2019
  • Have your department chair email a letter of support to John Beaumont

Please note that department chairs are not eligible to serve as mentor teachers. Department P&B members may serve as mentor teachers if they agree to recuse themselves from discussions of teaching fellows in their department.

Role & Responsibilities

Being a mentor teacher provides faculty members with tenure or CCE an opportunity to expand their role as pedagogical leaders at BMCC. The primary work of the mentor teacher is to facilitate and participate in group interactions about teaching and learning–listening actively and asking questions that promote reflection. As a mentor teacher, you will:

  • Organize group meetings and observation schedules
  • Observe the members of your group and invite them to observe your teaching
  • Model and encourage descriptive, non-judgmental feedback
  • Encourage experimentation with small changes in teaching
  • Facilitate group interactions about observed lessons and readings
  • Meet and communicate regularly with other mentor teachers and Teaching Academy directors
  • Assure participants’ confidentiality
  • Be flexible in your availability, which will occasionally involve meeting on a non-teaching day
  • Attend the orientation and wrap-up each semester.

Reassigned Time

In recognition of the value of this important role and the time commitment involved, mentor teachers will be awarded three hours of reassigned time to be used in one of the two semesters.


Applications are not currently being accepted.


Mentor teacher applications will be reviewed by a committee that includes: the Director of CETLS, the faculty Director of the Teaching Academy, and former/current Teaching Academy participants.  Selection of mentor teachers is based on responses in the application form, recommendations from department chairs, scheduling compatibility, and approval by the Associate Dean of Faculty. Participants will also be selected to ensure representation from across disciplines.  Prior to selection, Teaching Academy directors will schedule an informal conversation about the Teaching Fellows Program with each of the mentor teacher finalists. Applicants will be notified in early December.

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