January 19, 2013
Michaella Thornton
314-977-1910

Apply Now for Innovative Teaching Fellowship

The Learning Studio
The Learning Studio is a state-of-the-art teaching space that combines flexible furniture combined with a range of innovative technologies and features. Submitted photo

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning announces the next call to teach in the Learning Studio, an experimental, technology-rich classroom located in room 213 of Des Peres Hall. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 25. For a comprehensive overview about the Innovative Teaching Fellowship program and application materials, visit the CTTL website

Current, full-time SLU teaching faculty interested in developing innovative instructional approaches that effectively optimize the use of the features and technologies in the Learning Studio are invited to apply for an Innovative Teaching Fellowship.

A required pre-submission consultation with the instructional design staff of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is needed before faculty members apply for the fellowship; faculty who are considering applying for the fellowship are also strongly encouraged to attend one of the following open forums scheduled for previewing the Learning Studio. All forums take place in room 213 of Des Peres Hall, and no registration is required. Scheduled forum dates and times are:

  • Thursday, Jan. 24 from 3-4 pm
  • Monday, Jan. 28 from 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 1-2 pm
  • Monday, Feb. 11 from 4-5 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 1-2 pm

The fellowship includes funding for a one-semester and one-course reduction in teaching load to allow the recipient time to redesign an existing course or to design a new course to be taught in the Learning Studio in the semester immediately following the course release. Priority consideration is given to applications that contain creative ideas for using and assessing the Learning Studio space and technologies to support student learning and to those who have not previously received the fellowship.

Applications for the Spring 2014 fellowships should be emailed to Michaella Thornton at mthornt7@slu.edu or turned in to room 209-C in Des Peres Hall no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, March 4.

About the Learning Studio
The Learning Studio is a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of Saint Louis University faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Spaces Research Project. The Learning Studio provides flexible furniture combined with a range of innovative technologies and features for up to 25 students. Using the instructional design assistance provided by the staff of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning and the unique features and technologies in the room, faculty teaching in the space will experiment with new teaching strategies to create engaging and interactive learning experiences designed especially for today's students.

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