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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 from participating colleges to undertake advanced study and participate in a specially designed program aimed at professional development. The program offers participants a break from heavy teaching loads and administrative responsibilities, acting to rekindle their scholarly and teaching lives.

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

Course Work

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(s) earned during the fellowship are prepared by the Princeton Registrar.

The Fellows Seminar

Faculty participants meet monthly in a Fellows Seminar that focuses on issues of classroom teaching and current issues in higher education. The emphasis is on the practical application of pedagogic ideas and concrete day-to-day problems. Fellows engage in research on a topic of their choosing and are invited to present and receive feedback on drafts of a paper they will submit at the conclusion of the program in May. These papers are made available electronically on the McGraw Center website; abstracts are also available online in a digital yearbook. The Fellows Seminar is not taken for credit.