The Porter Executive Committee invites graduate students who have demonstrated research interests in fields directly related to the arts to join Porter College as Associate (non-voting) Fellows. While service to undergraduate students remains the top priority of the College, we seek to support eligible graduate students in ways that enrich the educational experience of all affiliated students, staff, and faculty.
Eligible graduate students include any graduate student enrolled in any post-graduate degree or certificate program in a department or program administered by the Arts Division.
Arts Division Departments/Programs are asked to send a list of currently enrolled graduate students each fall term. Interested graduate students should email Porter College Provost Assistant Susan Beach at email@example.com before the end of fall term requesting affiliation.
Graduate Student Associate Fellows remain affiliated as long as they continue to be enrolled in a qualifying degree program.
Why affiliate?Graduate students invited to join Porter College as Associate Fellows are eligible to apply for a Porter Teaching Fellowship, and for final project, thesis, and/or dissertation support. Please see details below.
Associate Fellows are eligible to apply to serve as mentors for undergraduate students interested in research in the arts via the Porter Research Fellowships. (Please consult the description of this program under "Academics" on this website.) At the discretion of the Porter Executive Committee, graduate student applications may or may not be considered lower priority for funding than those coming from faculty.
With the approval of the College Provost, Graduate Student Associate Fellows may devise ways of using College venues for interdisciplinary conferences, meetings, colloquia, or social events. (Consult Porter College Provost Assistant Susan Beach firstname.lastname@example.org or Porter Provost David Evan Jones, email@example.com with your ideas).
Porter Graduate student Associate Fellows will be invited to participate in some Fellows' gatherings, colloquia, etc.
During the 2013-14 year, Porter College will allocate funding from the Porter Endowment to support up to five two-unit lower division Porter College courses to be designed and independently taught by selected graduate student affiliates (Associate Fellows) of Porter College during Winter and Spring quarters 2014.
Those Associate Fellows selected for participation will be paid at rates appropriate to their appointment as Lecturer, Teaching Associate, or Teaching Fellow: approximately $2K to $3K in totofor a two-unit course depending upon the nature of the appointment. Under no circumstances, however, will it be possible for Porter College to support graduate student fee remissions.
Porter College undergraduates will be prioritized for enrollment in these seminars. Total enrollments for most courses will be capped at 25-30.
Participating Porter Associate Fellows will gain invaluable experience in independent teaching.
Undergraduate Porter students will benefit by the availability of additional courses in which to enroll and from their coursework with young enthusiastic graduate scholars and artists.
- Applicants must be enrolled as graduate students in an Arts Division department through the Winter 2013 quarter OR have completed their Arts Division degree program (and filed their thesis or dissertation) during the 2012-13 academic year.
- Graduate student applicants must qualify for appointment as a GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) under guidelines established by the Committee on Educational Policy. Please go to this site and scroll down to the GSI link: http://senate.ucsc.edu/committees/cep-committee-on-educational-policy/index.html
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- A course proposal including a brief draft syllabus, 80-word advertising description for the course (to be posted at on the Porter College website and in house), two sample assignments, and a brief description of in-class procedures, format, and/or exercises. Because there is not sufficient time for the Committee on Educational Policy to approve new courses before Winter 2014, all course proposals must be structured within a Porter College two-unit lower division course description currently in the catalog. Proposals for offerings of these courses must correspond in general to the catalog description but must also focus, elaborate, augment, and/or detail that description. All potential applicants should consult via email with Provost David Evan Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org before developing a specific course proposal. For Porter College courses in catalog see http://reg.ucsc.edu/catalog/html/programs_courses/prtrCourses.html.
- Two or three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate’s qualifications. Letters from faculty who have worked with the applicant over a period of time and who can address the criteria below will be particularly helpful. One of the three letters should come from the student’s advisor for their UCSC Arts Division degree program.
- Evidence that the applicant will excel in teaching the proposed course: evidence of strong presentational and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills including an ability to listen well, scholarly achievement and an ability to communicate the proposed material to a lay audience, evidence of strong organizational skills and a record of consistency in following through with commitments.
- Clear evidence of course preparation (ideally with the input of the student’s advisor): A clear syllabus, sample in-class exercises (or format) and sample assignments likely to engage frosh and sophomore students (non-majors). A topic and course design appropriate in scope and expectations for a two-unit lower division course for non-majors.
One hard copy of the application should be addressed to Porter Provost's Office and delivered to Porter Faculty Services, Room D-150 by noon April 24, 2013. In addition, please submit an electronic version of the application to Susan Beach, email@example.com, by the same deadline. Late applications will be at a disadvantage and may not be considered at all.
Contact Porter Provost David Evan Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
These funds are awarded by a committee of Porter Graduate Student Associate Fellows recruited each fall by the Porter Provost.
With the Provost in attendance to advise, GARC meets to formulate the call for proposals, review the applications, and award the funds.
Basic Eligibility for Funding:
Porter College Associate Fellows from the Arts Division are only eligible for funding from their department if their department is represented on GARC.
Porter College is soliciting applications for funding for poetry-related projects to be undertaken during the upcoming academic year. Grants will be provided from an estimated $20,000 dividend for the year from The Hitchcock Modern Poetry Fund established by Lecturer Emeritus and poet George Hitchcock and poet Marjorie Simon in enduring support of poetry at Porter College. (Please see "Background of the Hitchcock Modern Poetry Fund" below.)
Funds may be requested in any amount. However, requests are expected to exceed available funding and many proposals will likely go unfunded. Funding decisions will be made on the basis of the criteria below and according to the priorities and judgement of the Poetry Advisory Committee, the Porter Executive Committee, and the Porter Provost.
Applications are due in the Porter College Office by noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Proposals are welcome from ALL UCSC faculty (including Lecturers and Emeriti). Students who wish to propose projects must make arrangements with a UCSC faculty advisor who will agree to review and submit the application for funds and who will actively guide the completion of the students' project should funds be awarded. Proposals are particularly sought from faculty fellows and students of Porter College. [See "Criteria" and "Background of the Fund" below.]
Funding is available for a wide variety of projects related to modern and contemporary poetry. Projects may include residencies for poets, readings by poets, commissions for song cycles, a poetry prize, support for performances of poetry-related projects (theater, music, art), a poetry-related conference, etc. The limits are wide and include theory as well as many forms of practice.
Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the work, the numbers of UCSC students and faculty involved and/or affected, and relevance to Porter College students and faculty. (While students and faculty not associated with Porter are specifically included in this call, each project must, in SOME aspect, involve Porter College students and/or faculty and the degree of Porter involvement will be a factor in the selection process.)
To Be Considered:
Applications must by sent via EMAIL to Porter College Provost Assistant, Susan Beach: email@example.com or Porter Provost David Evan Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org. (See APPLICATION FORM below.) Supporting materials may be sent to the Porter College Office and referenced in the emailed application.
Background of the Hitchcock Poetry Fund:
During the summer 2002, George Hitchcock, renowned publisher, poet, painter, and UCSC lecturer emeritus in creative writing, established the Hitchcock Modern Poetry Fund in support of poetry-related activities at Porter College. Following Hitchcock's death in August 2010, his longtime partner, Marjorie Simon, honored and fulfilled Hitchcock’s wishes in perpetuity by securing the Fund with a a gift of $500,000.
While the Porter Provost, in consultation with the Porter Executive Committee, makes final decisions on the uses of available funding, initial decisions are made by an advisory committee established by Mr. Hitchcock and continuing with membership jointly selected by current members of the committee and the Porter Provost.
Application for Hitchcock Modern Poetry Funds