The Mississippi Governor's School Teaching Opportunities

MGS 2015 Session: May 31st-June 19th, 2015
Theme for 2015 Session- “A Light for Learning”
Proposal Deadline: February 13th, 2015
Course Proposals and VITA must be received on or before February 13th, 2015.
You will be notified of acceptance on or before March 13th, 2015.


The Mississippi Governor's School is a summer residential program designed to provide academic, creative, and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative, leadership potential.


Major Courses

Using Humanities, the Arts, Sciences, Mathematics and their interrelatedness as a forum, students will examine the relationship between the application of knowledge and the social, economic, political, environmental, cultural, and educational issues facing a changing world.

Faculty Commitments Dates:

Faculty Workshop & Faculty/Staff Meeting (Date and Time TBA)
May 31st-June 19th, 2015 Session
Faculty who are selected will be required to teach a Major Course on their proposed topic from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays for the duration of the three week program, and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities.

Remuneration:

Major Course Instructors will receive $3000.00 (paid on June 19th, 2015), plus lodging and meals in University facilities for faculty who do not reside within a reasonable commuting distance from the MUW campus. Cost(s) for lodging and meals for any family members accompanying the faculty member must be paid by the faculty member.

Major Course Proposal:

The Major Courses are relatively in-depth content-based studies and should reflect interdisciplinary relationships. MGS courses should be planned at the collegiate freshman or sophomore level, but should not mirror typical college courses. The courses should engage learners in creative and critical thinking processes, involve active learning, and cover material not traditionally covered in university core courses.

Major Course Proposal Format:

The application for proposals is web based. Apply for this position on the Mississippi University for Women Human Resources page. You will need to create three files to upload with the following information: 

File 1

  • Cover Sheet (will be removed before submission to the selection committee)
  • Include your name, mailing address, telephone number(s), email address, and Social Security Number.
  • Define the area of emphasis of your proposed course (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Sciences; etc.).
  • Name your topic/suggested title.
  • Outline (Your outline should not contain any reference to name, position, or school affiliation of person submitting the proposal.) The outline must include:
    • the area of emphasis (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Science; etc.),
    • a topic/suggested title,
    • a brief narrative description (This will be used as a course description in course selection material sent to scholars. Remember this description should "sell" your course to the students. Please limit to no more than 200 words.), and,
    • a Course Description which includes the following:
    • goals and objectives,
    • discussion topics/activities in sequence,
    • description of class format and atmosphere,
    • description of how this course relates to the Governor's School theme, “A Light for Learning”,
    • the course’s relationship to other areas, (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Sciences; etc.), and,
    • an estimate of materials needed for the course.  (A limited amount of money is available for necessary materials. If your course is accepted, detailed ordering information will be requested at a later date.)

File 2

Please attach a current VITA. Delineate any teaching experiences you may have had with young people 15-17 years of age and any teaching experience with gifted and/or talented learners.

File 3

Please provide a brief description of your personal style of teaching and how you engage students in the learning process.

Additional Information

Please provide the name and contact information of a professional reference that we may contact.

Submit Major Course Proposals

 


Interest Area Courses

Interest Area Courses are offered to provide opportunities for MGS scholars to explore new areas, develop new skills, and engage in active and involved learning. Examples of Interest Area Courses that have been offered in the past are photography, comedy improvisation, sports business, skin diving, visual arts, cooking, creative writing, etc.

Faculty Commitments Dates:

Faculty Workshop & Faculty/Staff Meeting (Date and Time TBA)
May 31st-June 19th, 2015 Session
Faculty who are selected will be required to teach an Interest course from 1:15-3:15 p.m. on three afternoons per week for the duration of the three week program, and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities.

Remuneration:

Interest Course Instructors will receive $900.00, (paid on June 19th, 2015).

Interest Course Proposal Format:

The application for proposals is web based. Apply for this position on the Mississippi University for Women Human Resources page. You will need to create two files to upload with the following information: 

File 1

  • Cover Sheet (will be removed before submission to the selection committee):
    • Include your name, mailing address, telephone number(s), email address, and Social Security Number.
    • Include the area of emphasis of your proposed course (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Sciences; etc.).
  • Outline (Your outline should not contain any reference to name, position, or school affiliation of person submitting the proposal.) The outline must include:
    • the area of emphasis, (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Science; etc.),
    • the topic/suggested title,
    • a brief narrative description (This will be used as course description in course selection material sent to scholars. Remember this description should "sell" your course to the students. Please limit to no more than 150 words.),
    • a list of topics and activities in approximate order of presentation, and,
    • the estimated cost and list materials needed for your proposed course. (Funding mandates that we keep supply costs to a minimum. If your course is selected, complete ordering information will be requested at a later date.)

File 2

Please attach a current VITA. Delineate any teaching experiences you may have had with young people 15-17 years of age and any teaching experience with gifted and/or talented learners.

Additional Information

Please provide the name and contact information of a professional reference who we may contact.


Submit Interest Course Proposals

 


Leadership Seminar Facilitators

Leadership and personal development seminars are offered to provide opportunities for MGS scholars to develop a better understanding of themselves, enhance communication and teamwork skills, and explore key principles of leadership. A curriculum is provided for the seminars, and the facilitator should be comfortable leading seminar-style meetings with groups of approximately 15 scholars, engaging them in the process and facilitating opportunities for sharing and personal growth.

Faculty Commitments Dates:

One session for seminar training (Time and Date TBA)
Faculty Workshop & Faculty/Staff Meeting (Date and Time TBA)
May 31st-June 19th, 2015 Session
Faculty who are selected will be required to lead a leadership seminar from 1:15-3:15 p.m. on two scheduled afternoons per week for the duration of the three week program, and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities.

Remuneration:

Leadership Seminar Facilitators receive $500.00, paid on June 19th, 2015.

Leadership Proposal Format:

The application for proposals is web based. Apply for this position on the Mississippi University for Women Human Resources page. You will need to create two files to upload with the following information: 

File 1

  • Personal Information:
  • Include your name, mailing address, telephone number(s), email address, and Social Security Number.
  • Facilitator Statement (Please answer the following questions)
    • How do you define leadership and personal growth?
    • Describe your leadership experience.
    • What personal traits, skills, and personal qualities do you possess that would make you an effective seminar facilitator?
    • Why do you want to facilitate a leadership seminar?

File 2

Please attach a current VITA. Delineate any teaching experiences you may have had with young people 15-17 years of age and any teaching experience with gifted and/or talented learners.

Additional Information

Please provide the name and contact information of a professional reference who we may contact.

Submit a Leadership Seminar Facilitator application

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