AMP Enrollment - Instructor

Course Instructors: Join the Program and Submit Semester Action Plan on ELMS

AMP Enrollment Process & Deadlines

Join the Program: All new course instructors interested in joining AMP for the first time should apply at tltc.umd.edu/amp-apply

The application form will ask you to provide the following information:
  • Briefly describe the course structure and the role you envision AMPs playing in supporting student engagement and learning in your course.
  • Briefly describe your vision for how you will work with AMPs as part of an instructional team. In other words, when and how will you communicate with AMPs for purposes of planning, reflection, and feedback?

A TLTC staff member will review and approve your submission and invite you to the AMP Program and instructor ELMS page. There, you will be asked to submit an action plan to add your course to the AMP enrollment form for the current semester.

Submit Semester Action Plan: All new and returning course instructors complete the semester action plan on ELMS to have your course added to the AMP enrollment form for the upcoming semester.

New instructors will be asked to provide the following information: 

  • Course number for AMPed course(s)
  • A short description of your AMPed course and the role that AMPs play in supporting student engagement and learning, both in an out of the classroom. This description will be added to our current list of AMPed courses.
  • List the specific responsibilities that AMPs will fulfill and the number of hours that each responsibility will require.
  • The learning outcomes AMPs will achieve during their mentorship.
  • How you will assess AMPs' performance of their responsibilities.

Returning instructors will be asked to answer the following questions:

  • In previous semesters, in what way(s) have AMPs had a positive impact on student learning in your course? Have you collected any particular evidence of their impact that you might include in a teaching portfolio?
  • Based on your previous experiences, what changes (if any) are you planning to make to your AMPed course or the role AMPs fill in supporting student learning in your course?
  • What changes (if any) are you planning to make in terms of how you work with AMPs as part of an instructional team for purposes of planning, reflection, and feedback?
  • What challenges have you previously experienced when working with AMPs? How might you address those challenges in the coming semester? Is there anything the TLTC can do to help to address those challenges?
  • What additional resources and support could the AMP Program Coordinators provide to you or your AMPs this semester?

The AMP Instructor ELMS page includes additional resources and guidance to help you complete your action plan and engage in successful and meaningful collaboration with your AMPs!

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