TA Coordinator & Full-Time Lecturer, English, UCLA
Chris Mott has been the TA Coordinator in the English Department since 1995. In that time, TA Training has grown from a few scattered workshops to a rich curriculum aimed at preparing tomorrow’s faculty and maintaining and improving the quality of undergraduate instruction at UCLA. In addition, since 2010, Mott has led a pedagogy seminar for the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, a program that encourages dissertation-stage graduate students to design and teach a course based on their dissertation. Similarly, Mott leads pedagogy seminars for the Undergraduate Student Initiated Education program in which undergraduates propose a course not offered in UCLA’s regular curriculum. In the pedagogy seminars Mott leads, students learn to revise their course design and practice their teaching methods in preparation for mounting their course during spring quarter each year. Besides his formal academic work with pedagogy, Mott also is a faculty consultant for the Center for Digital Humanities, the Office of Instructional Development, UCLA’s First Year Experience, and a member of the Cross-Campus innovations Group.