Hedrick Teaching Fellowship opportunity available for faculty

The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced a new 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, thereby adding to the programming regularly offered by the center.

To be eligible to apply, the recipient must be a full-time faculty member on a 3-year term appointment, tenure-track appointment or tenured appointment.  (Term faculty must apply during the first or second year of the 3-year term.)

The appointment to become a Hedrick Faculty Teaching Fellow is for one year and runs from May 17, 2014, to May 16, 2015. In addition to a $5,000 stipend, the fellow will receive a 3-credit course reassignment or equivalent during the spring semester of the appointment and is expected to be “in residence” in the Center for Teaching and Learning an average of 7 hours per week during one summer session of the fellow’s choice, 3 hours per week during the fall term, and 7 hours per week during the spring term. The fellow will also present at the iPED: Inquiring Dagogies  Fall Teaching Conference in August 2014 (6th annual) and August 2015 (7th annual).

Proposals are due by April 21, 2014. (This is a revised deadline.) The online application form can be viewed at:   http://www.marshall.edu/ctl/?p=449

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:

  • Facilitating a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on a topic related to the fellow’s SoTL research interests;
  • Developing a suite of faculty development offerings informed by assessment data and other research on student learning;
  • Designing teaching and learning forums that assist faculty in addressing one or more of the MU Baccalaureate Degree Profile outcomes in courses in the major.

After the fellowship year, ideally 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 services.

This is the first faculty fellowship of its kind at Marshall University.

Application questions should be directed to Dr. Sherri Smith, executive director, CTL by phone at extension 6-5268 or by e-mail at smithsc@marshall.edu