Reminder: Applications sought for next year’s Hedrick Faculty Teaching Fellow


The Center for Teaching and Learning has opened 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).

OutcomesThe 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.

Deadline: Pro​​posals are due by February 2, 2015.

Faculty members may visit http://www.marshall.edu/ctl/faculty-awards-and-grants/hedrick-faculty-teaching-fellow for additional information and to submit their applications. Application questions should be directed to Dr. Karen McComas, Interim Executive Director, CTL; 6-2983 (mccomas@marshall.edu).