Student and Faculty Pedagogical Partnership Program

About the Program

The student-faculty pedagogical partnership program aims to introduce new opportunities for students and faculty to work in partnership on pedagogical initiatives, while also supporting existing partnerships across LUMS. The goal is to support teaching, learning, and research excellence with students as collaborators and active contributors. The programme provides compensation for students to work as full members of project teams with faculty and/or staff.

Course Delivery/Design Partnerships

This partnership allows the students to collaborate with the faculty and give direct insight into students’ perspectives and experience as learners to help inform the design/delivery of their courses.

Student Partner Role

Students will be paired with instructors to work collaboratively on:

  1. designing or redesigning aspects of a particular course, or
  2. providing feedback and suggestions on the delivery of a course (i.e., student partner attends some lectures and offers feedback; collaborates on development including the creation of interactive
    content, innovative assessment, or learning activities).

Partners can take a range of approaches to their collaboration, starting with a focus on classroom practice and expanding to consider curriculum, assessment, and other pedagogy dimensions.

Pedagogical Research Partnerships

Students and faculty/staff are involved in co-creating and holding shared responsibility for the intellectual design and development of a pedagogical research project. From the beginning stages of project development to disseminating resultsthese collaborative pedagogical projects give students opportunities to experience inquiry and research from a fully informed perspective and with mentorship from experienced researchers.

Pedagogical research partnership has two streams:

1. Pedagogical Interactions

Studies that examine teaching and learning at the classroom level could include interactions between teachers and students, students and students, classroom dynamics, teachers’ perspectives, learners’ perspectives, and so on.

2. Developing and Implementing Innovations at the Course Level

Studies that aim to investigate a new innovative practice or intervention implemented in a course.

    • The maximum time commitment for the student partner is 20 hours per week. Exact hours should be negotiated between partners.
    • Student partners are not typical TAs and are not given tasks such as marking, taking attendance, or such administrative tasks.