This is a fellowship program for faculty to gain experience in faculty development programming that might advance his or her professional development. The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence provides mentorship to the faculty fellows so he or she can enhance skills that would support faculty development in their own colleges.
The Faculty Development Fellows Program and application process is announced in the Fall. Applications are received in December and one faculty member from Summerville campus and one from Health Sciences campus is chosen to work with the Office of Faculty Development each academic year. Announcement of new faculty fellows are made at the Celebration of Faculty in May.
The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence seeks interested faculty members to join our team as Faculty Development Fellows. We will recruit one faculty member from Summerville campus and one from Health Sciences campus who would each have 20% time, the equivalent of one day a week, assigned to the Office of Faculty Development &Teaching Excellence for one (academic) year. The new applications will be posted in November. See our Fall newsletter for dates and deadlines.
In consultation with the Director of Faculty Development, each fellow will (1) develop and implement a new initiative or program and (2) provide support for one existing faculty development program. Fellows will meet weekly with the Director of Faculty Development to examine literature on faculty development, review program proposal plan/implementation, and organize involvement with ongoing OFDTE activities.
Program initiative examples include but are not limited to: Training Graduate Teaching Assistants, Mentoring, Flipped Classrooms, Online Teaching, a specific Community of Practice, Assessment Practices, or Instructional Design.
Service as a Faculty Development Fellow is a professional opportunity for faculty members who wish to gain experience in faculty development that may, in turn, serve their departments and/or colleges. Faculty Development Fellows will receive certificates recognizing their faculty development training and travel funds for one faculty development conference.
The application deadline is December 19, and announcement of selections will be made the end of January. The fellowship will begin August 1 and end May 30. Interested faculty members should consult with their department chair and dean to determine their eligibility for this fellowship.
Interested faculty members should submit the completed application to Judy Cooke.
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