CWiC & Graduate Students
Unfortunately, CWiC does not currently employ graduate student speaking advisors. Any Penn student (undergraduate or graduate) may work with an undergraduate speaking advisor during the walk-in hours at the Speaking Center.
Note that the advisor is trained in public speaking. CWiC does not assist graduate students with classroom instruction. Help with classroom teaching strategies can be found at The Center for Teaching and Learning.
Apply for the 2015-2016 Fellowship!
Each year, CWiC supports two doctoral candidates in the School of Arts and Sciences who want to develop new courses that foster student speech. The fellowship allows these doctoral candidates to teach an undergraduate critical speaking seminar in their field a study wherein public speaking is not a peripheral part of the course, but rather, an integral part of understanding the course's issues.
1. A stipend of $25,896 for the 10 month period (2015-2016 academic year)
2. Penn's health insurance for student assistants
3. Paid dissertation fees
Detailed information about the fellowship and application process can be found here.
Online application deadline is April 17th
Department Agreement form available here.
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For more information about any of these opportunities or to discuss additional support for graduate students, contact Associate Director Dr. Sue Weber at (215) 746.3643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.