Many students are interested in opportunities to teach outside CMCL. CMCL grad students have taught classes in American Studies, Gender Studies, the Collins Living-Learning Center; new opportunities in Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS) may also attract CMCL students. Not only does outside teaching build your portfolio, it often provides an opportunity to design a class from the ground up.
Students often have questions about how outside teaching will affect their promised years of funding through AI appointments. The answer is that however many years of funding your original admissions offer guaranteed is how many CMCL teaching years you will have - they don't have to done consecutively.
So, say you were admitted to the PhD program with four years of guaranteed CMCL AI appointments. Your first two years in the program you teach CMCL classes, but your third year you teach classes in American Studies. You still have two years of CMCL AI appointments waiting for you. Similarly, if you teach for us for three years, then for American Studies for one year and Collins for one year, you'll still have one year of guaranteed CMCL teaching.
This doesn't mean that you can't graduate until you've taught for us all four guaranteed years; it just means that you have that many years of funding available to you.
Questions? Ask Kathy.