The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to open the application period for a fellowship opportunity for Marshall University faculty. Made possible by a gift from Charles B. and Mary Jo Locke Hedrick, the $5,000 fellowship will give a full-time faculty member the opportunity to pursue a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project, collaborate with the CTL staff in shaping the strategic plan for campus-wide faculty development, and develop a niche area of expertise in faculty development, thus adding to the programming regularly offered by the center.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty on a 3-year term appointment, tenure-track appointment, or tenured appointment are eligible to apply. (Term faculty must apply during the first or second year of the 3-year term.)

Term: The appointment to become a Hedrick Faculty Teaching Fellow is for one year and runs from August 17, 2015, to August 16, 2016. In addition to a $5,000 stipend, the Fellow will receive a 3-credit course reassignment or equivalent during the fall semester of the appointment and is expected to be “in residence” in the Center for Teaching and Learning an average of 9 hours per week during the Fall 2015 semester, 3 hours per week during the Spring 2016 semester, and 9 hours per week during one Summer 2016 session (Fellow’s choice). The Fellow will also present at the iPED: Inquiring Pedagogies Fall Teaching Conference in August 2016 (8th annual).

Deadline: Proposals are due by February 2, 2015. (Nominations are closed at this time.)

Outcomes: The Hedrick Faculty Teaching Fellowship Program aims to make leadership positions in faculty development available to full-time faculty. In collaborating with CTL staff to shape the Center’s strategic plan for campus-wide faculty development, the Fellow will also develop a niche area of faculty development expertise and build his or her profile in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). The Fellow will design, facilitate and promote a variety of high-impact instructional development programming initiatives for Marshall faculty, including but not limited to the following:

  • Facilitate a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on a topic related to the Fellow’s SoTL research interests;
  • Design and deliver a suite of professional development opportunities for faculty which are informed by assessment data and other research on student learning;
  • Design and facilitate teaching and learning forums that assist faculty in addressing one or more of the MU Baccalaureate Degree Profile outcomes in courses in the major, or non-CT courses.

The cycle of the fellowship year is as follows:

  • Fall 2015: Research and Development
    • Responsibilities: Initiate FLC, design professional development experiences, in-residence approximately 9 hours per week
    • Support: CTL Office and Staff; Course release
  • Spring 2016: Implementation
    • Responsibilities: Continue FLC, deliver PD offerings, initiate FLC project in classroom, in-residence average of 3 hours per week
    • Support: CTL Office and Staff, 1/2 of stipend
  • Summer 2016: Analysis, Reflection, and Dissemination
    • Responsibilities: Variable (e.g., manuscript preparation, conference proposals), iPED 2016 proposal and presentation, in-residence average of 9 hours week in one summer term
    • Support: CTL Office and Staff, 1/2 of stipend

Ideally, after the fellowship year, the Fellow will serve on the CTL advisory board and will continue to provide high-demand faculty development programming to MU faculty as needed. (Past fellows will be compensated for any future professional development services.) This is the first faculty fellowship of its kind at Marshall University. The Hedrick Faculty Teaching Fellowship promises to fulfill the twin goals of CTL: empowering faculty in their teaching and research, and engaging students in high impact learning.

Please direct application questions to Karen McComas, Executive Director, CTL; 6-2983 (mccomas@marshall.edu).