|NSF defines this for us-
15-20 hrs/week (equivalent to a TA at WWU). Not all
of this time needs to be in
the middle school classroom. It can include planning
time and meetings with partner teachers.
|It is a 12 month fellowship, so we are expecting
the Fellows to participate in a few (~3-4) weeks of
summer workshops that will prepare them for working
with the middle school teachers. For 2004, the first
institute is scheduled for July 19-30. We also expect
that the Fellows will begin in the middle schools when
the middle schools begin (which, for 2004, is September
8) and continue until the K-12 school year ends (which,
for 2005 is June 22).
|Though not required, it wouldn’t hurt to
include undergrad transcripts (we'll have them for
the "new" applicants) in addition to your
WWU transcript. You might also want to provide your
grad advisor copies of your TA evaluations so he/she
can cite them in the recommendation letter.
|In other words,
does a student have to be full-time (and does that
mean 8 credits or 10?) We will use the same requirement
as the TA’s:
8 credit minimum.
|The impact on financial aid will vary from student
to student depending on their circumstances. The taxability
of the stipend will also vary. WWU recommends that
each Fellow consult with his/her tax advisor about
|Before the summer institute the participating middle
schools will submit a need assessment based on the
curricula they are using and their staffing.