Mid-Career Fellowship Program
The Mid-Career Fellowship Program is an agreement between Princeton and a number of New Jersey community colleges that enables faculty and administrators from participating colleges to undertake advanced study in related disciplines and participate in a specially designed program aimed at professional development. The program helps to avoid the “burnout” that often comes with heavy teaching loads and acts to revitalize community college faculty and administrators.
The Mid-Career Fellowship Program allows chosen faculty from participating New Jersey community colleges to:
- Enroll at a premier university to further cultivate their understanding of the subjects they teach
- Consult with distinguished scholars in a variety of fields
- Study with other community college instructors also interested in furthering their knowledge of their discipline
- Become part of a unique academic community
Fellows take one or two courses in their own or related disciplines for a letter grade, Pass/Fail or as an audit throughout the academic year. In addition, they may attend informally (without credit) any additional courses for which they have the time and to which they are admitted by the instructor. Transcripts indicating the course grade earned during the fellowship are prepared by the Princeton registrar.
The Fellows Seminar
Throughout the academic year in addition to taking courses, all Fellows meet in a Fellows Seminar that focuses on issues of classroom teaching and current educational concerns.The emphasis is on the practical application of pedagogic ideas and concrete day-to-day problems. In the seminar, Fellows present ideas and drafts of a paper they will finish by the end of the academic year. The topics are of the Fellows' own choosing. Upon completion, Fellows' papers are available on our website and their abstracts available online in our digital yearbook. See the Current and Recent Fellows Page to view the range of topics discussed by former Fellows.
The Fellows Seminar meets approximately biweekly throughout the year. The Fellows Seminar is not taken for credit.