We are pleased to invite applications for participation in the 2009 - 2010 Teaching Fellows Program at Montclair State University, sponsored by the Research Academy for University Learning. Please contact the Academy for more information: 65-LEARN (655-3276).
The Teaching Fellows Program is part of our ongoing commitment to cultivating the best of both teaching and research. The Program focuses on important teaching and learning theories and research, while helping participants to apply these ideas and findings to their own teaching. It recognizes and supports the significant and long-term contributions that junior faculty members will make to Montclair State University.
Selection Criteria for Mentors
Selection Criteria for Teaching Fellows
Selection Procedures for Teaching Fellows:
aculty interested in becoming a Teaching Fellow should submit a letter of interest addressed to the Vice Provost for Instruction, and sent to the Research Academy for University Learning, no later than March 30, 2012. Supporting documentation should
The Research Academy for University Learning, under the guidance of the Director and a selection committee, will review and select up to twelve Engaged Teaching Fellow candidates and their selected mentors who best meet all the criteria set forth above, ensuring that at least one candidate is selected from each College/School to the extent that all criteria are otherwise met.
Mentors will be identified by one of two routes: they may be identified by the individual Teaching Fellow candidate as part of the application process, or, senior faculty may apply to become a Mentor. The Vice Provost, or his/her designee shall approve all senior faculty who serve as Mentors and shall maintain a list of University approved Mentors.
After consultation with the respective Dean, the Vice Provost for Instruction shall make every effort to select a Mentor for each Teaching Fellow from among the names submitted by the Fellow. In the eventuality that the Vice Provost does not select a Mentor from the Fellow's list, or, if a Teaching Fellow is unable, as part of the application process, to identify and nominate a Mentor, the Teaching Fellow candidate may access the list of approved Mentors and select a Mentor from that list. If the candidate needs assistance, he/she may also engage in dialogue with his/her Dean and/or the Vice Provost to facilitate the selection of an appropriate Mentor.
Selected candidates for the Teaching Fellow and Mentor positions will be notified in writing of their acceptance into the program by April 15, 2012.
Expectations for Participants
During the academic year, the Engaged Teaching Fellows Program will sponsor a series of dinner seminars in which Fellows and Mentors will be expected to participate. These seminars will generally be held monthly.
At mid-year, the Fellows and Mentors will participate in a one-day, overnight retreat.
Each Fellow is expected to develop a syllabus for an existing course or a new course that represents the cumulative learning that has occurred as a result of his/her participation in the Program. Each Fellow is also expected to prepare and present at the annual University Teaching and Learning Showcase examples of their work through the program or on other topics related to teaching and learning in higher education. Please check the Showcase web site for exact criteria of expected presentations.
Participation in the Teaching Fellows Program is voluntary and no formal written evaluation of the individual's participation in the Program will be required.
Faculty participating as Teaching Fellows and Mentors will receive an honorarium of $1000.