CoS Staff and Faculty: Apply Now to Teach Explore LLC This Fall


Emma Blandford, M.Ed.
Assistant Director for Explore Living Learning Community
College of Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology
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Calling all passionate CoS staff and faculty! Teach Explore Living Learning Communities sections in GT 1000 this fall.

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Calling all passionate CoS staff and faculty! Teach Explore Living Learning Communities sections in GT 1000 this fall.

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Via Emma Blandford: Three years ago, the Explore first-year living learning community (Explore LLC) expanded to include nearly 300 students each academic year! We have jumped around between a few different ideas on how and what to host for classes, and overwhelmingly students have enjoyed, and received immense support through the GT 1000 program.

This fall we are offering Explore LLC specific sections of GT 1000, and hope that if you have a background and experience in science, mathematics, research, or health-related careers you would consider supporting our Explore Living Learning Community team as an instructor!

If you have passions in other areas that fit into any of the below themes, we would also welcome you instructing a general section (open to more than Explore LLC students) for COS and other GT first-year students.

  • Innovation
  • Global Engagement
  • Sustainability
  • Service Learning
  • Leadership Development
  • Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Globally significant grand challenges
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Academic Majors/Discipline
  • The Georgia Tech community
  • The First-Year Student Experience

What is GT 1000?

GT 1000 is a one credit hour, letter-graded class that is designed to support first-year students in their transition to Georgia Tech and is taught by Georgia Tech academic faculty and administrators with advanced degrees (THAT’s YOU!). Each section of GT1000 is small (approximately 20 students) and also includes Team Leaders (TLs), upper class students volunteer to serve as peer mentors to first-year students.

GT 1000 is designed to help students succeed in their courses at Georgia Tech, to offer them a support system of peers, faculty, and administrators, and to encourage them to become active, engaged members of the Georgia Tech community.

How to apply:

Fall Application:

Summer Application:

The application is now open, with a new instructor info session on March 3 for anyone who wants to know more. Explore staff will be with you throughout the process to support you as you plan, develop curriculum, and begin teaching.

The full timeline for apps & training is here: When you complete the application if you have a background in science, math, research, or health-related careers, be sure to indicate your interest in working with the Explore LLC!

Email to let us know you are interested, and be sure to complete the online application! We appreciate you more than you know!

Spring 2020 Timeline:

February 25, 2020 - Instructor Application Opens

March 3, 2020 - Instructor Information Session

  • Clough Commons 205Q (Clough Lounge) 
  • 11:00 am

March 27, 2020- Instructor Applications Close

April 6, 2020 - Team Leader Sign-up for GT 1000 Classes Opens

  • This will be the first opportunity for Team Leaders to select the instructors they will support in the fall.
  • All TLs will be required to select a section during this sign-up period.

April 22, 2020 - New Instructor Orientation

  • Mandatory for all new GT 1000/2000 Instructors
  • Peachtree Room, Student Center
  • Time TBD

May 21, 2020 - All Instructor Workshop

  • Mandatory workshop for all instructors, both new and returning.
  • Student Center Ballroom
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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