Each semester, the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning awards Innovative Teaching Fellowships to faculty selected to teach in Saint Louis University's Learning Studio through a competitive application process. Applications are solicited at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, for course (re)design work in the following semester and for teaching in the following year.
The current Call for Applications for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship begins on Monday, August 26, 2013 (to teach in the Learning Studio in Fall 2014 with a course release for Spring 2014). Fellowship applications and Dean/Chair Support forms are due on October 2, 2013 by 5 p.m. For further details about the Fellowship program, to register for a required Pre-Application Workshop the week of Sept. 9-13, and to access this Call's application materials, please visit the following web page: http://tinyurl.com/cttl-itf
All full-time, permanent teaching faculty at Saint Louis University are eligible to apply for an Innovative Teaching Fellowship. Priority consideration is given to applicants who have not previously received the Fellowship. (Note: No faculty member may receive an Innovative Teaching Fellowship in two consecutive years.)
The Innovative Teaching Fellowship application process has undergone a significant revision for the Fall 2014 Call for Applications, so please read through this section carefully to understand how the application process has changed from previous years:
To register for a required Pre-Application Workshop (Stage 1), please click the following link here. Required Pre-Submission Consultations (Stage 2) will be signed up for at the end of each Pre-Application Workshop. During the Pre-Application Workshop, the applicant will visit the Learning Studio, brainstorm and reflect upon ideas to incorporate in her/his course design, and discuss questions about the application process and the course (re)design process. The Pre-Submission Consultation process allows interested faculty members to ask further questions and get formative feedback on their in-progress proposals from instructional designers before the Fellowship deadline: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by 5 p.m.
Applications will be reviewed by representatives from Reinert Center staff and SLU faculty. Priority consideration will be given to applications that:
Applicants also are encouraged to consider including collaborative distance learning projects.
Benefits to Recipients
Benefits of receiving an Innovative Teaching Fellowship include:
Successful applicants are expected to work closely with an Instructional Designer (ID) in the Reinert Center, meeting regularly to articulate learning goals and explore specific tools and technologies that will help to meet those goals. We ask all Innovative Teaching Fellows to reflect on their experiences working with an ID in the first semester of the Fellowship (during the course release) and to prepare two brief mid-semester and end-of-semester reports that examine the instructional design collaboration and the ongoing course development process. Fellows also agree to participate in research related to the Learning Studio space and technologies, to participate in an on-going community of practice, and to share notable results with the academic community. To better understand the Instructional Designer and Fellow relationship, applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Instructional Design Statement of Practice here.
For a list of current and previous Innovative Teaching Fellows and their bios, visit our Innovative Teaching Fellows page.