Through its innovative, interactive, and interdisciplinary programs, the Experimental College strives to enrich the intellectual experience of undergraduates at Tufts. These programs serve as an incubator for new ideas about teaching, learning, and curriculum. They also aim to engage students actively in the design and delivery of new academic initiatives, often in collaboration with faculty. Shared governance, collaborative learning, and involvement with the community are hallmarks of the ExCollege.
How we select our instructors and courses
Proposals are reviewed by members of the Tufts faculty from appropriate departments, references are solicited, and the large majority of applicants receive an interview conducted by two students and a faculty member. The Board of the Experimental College evaluates all the information generated and makes the final selection. Over the last few years, we have averaged more than 100 proposals each semester, all of which are competing for roughly twenty available slots.
Interested in teaching? Call us at 617-627-3384, or . Please specify whether you are a prospective visiting lecturer or a returning lecturer (if you have proposed and/or taught this course at the ExCollege within the last 5 years).
Applications are due in early March for the fall semester and early October for the spring semester. The deadline for applications is March 10, 2014 for the Fall 2014 semester.
For assistance in completing the application, please see this model of a previously selected course proposal. While some personal information has been redacted, it should serve as a helpful guide.