Faculty Fellowship for Expanding a Faculty Learning Community Project
2013-2014 Call for Proposals: deadline November 12, 2012
In fall 2010 the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) launched a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) program that brings faculty members together to explore a theme or aspect related to teaching and learning within and beyond the university community. To date, 14 FLCs, involving 124 members and facilitators, have begun or completed their year-long, cross-disciplinary collaboration.
- Effective Laboratory Courses within the Core Curriculum
- Incorporating Sustainability into Courses
- Mid-Career Faculty
- Mentoring Undergraduate and Graduate Research
- Using Technologies to Extend Classes Beyond the Classroom
- Initiating and Facilitating International Experiences for Students
- Quantitative Literacy
- The Future of Cincinnati
- Strengths-Based Teaching and Leadership in the Classroom
- Excellence: Teaching Out of Our Wisdom
- Digital Humanities
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Teaching Honors at Xavier
- Faculty Legacy Projects
Faculty Fellow Program (Summer 2013 or 2014 and Fall 2013 or Spring 2014)
With support from the CTE and office of the President, the Faculty Fellow(s) will receive a summer stipend for 2013 or 2014 and release from all teaching responsibilities during one semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. It is expected that the Faculty Fellow will disseminate results of the project internally, across faculty and academic departments, as well as externally, where appropriate. A successful application will propose a major strategic initiative likely to make a significant positive impact on Xavier. Proposals should outline ambitious goals while providing evidence of feasibility. Initiatives extending beyond a single course and a single department are particularly welcome, as are projects whose effects will extend well beyond the fellowship period.
- Undertake a major strategic initiative that advances an important area at Xavier addressed by an FLC
- Attain further knowledge about relevant literature, research and practices in the appropriate field
- Partner with the appropriate entities on campus or externally to accomplish the project’s intended goals
- Disseminate the project results both internally and externally as appropriate
- Complete an end-of-project report that includes a description of the final project, the outcome, and dissemination efforts
The Faculty Fellow will receive:
- A summer stipend of $10,000. It is expected that the Fellow will be working full-time on the project during the summer months of 2013 or 2014 and will not be teaching.
- Release from all teaching responsibilities during one semester of the following year, either fall 2013 or spring 2014, to be determined by applicant. (Funding will be available to the department toward the cost of hiring a full-time, temporary replacement for the semester.)
- Expenses up to $5,000, as appropriate to the project, to be used within the time frame of the project.
- Consultation and assistance from the CTE.
All permanent, full-time, teaching faculty who have participated or are currently participating in one of the 14 FLCs started in 2010-2011, 2011-2012 or fall 2012 are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit proposals following the format outlined below. Applications will be reviewed by a three-person panel (a former Faculty Fellow, a representative from the Faculty Development Committee, and a representative of the CTE). The panel will provide its own judgment regarding priority among the applications it reviews. The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs will have the final voice in selecting the Faculty Fellow for Expanding FLC Projects.