A fellows program offered by the Center for the Humanities provides opportunities for students to take a deeper dive into the classroom, even allowing them to lead classes and facilitate discussions.
Two students each semester are selected to serve as Humanities Center Fellows. Each will be placed in a humanities-based course, one they have already taken. There, they’ll have the opportunity to gain direct instructional experiences, teaching in a class, leading discussion sessions and holding office hours to serve as a resource for other students. “One of the highlights of the experience is the student spends a week leading the classroom,” said Karpenko.
“For the fellows, the benefits are numerous, she added. “They develop a very close relationship with that faculty member, and they gain presentation, organization and communication skills—a lot of the résumé-building skills that businesses seek.”