Call for Innovative Teaching Fellowship Applications and Pre-Application Workshops

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The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the next call for applications to teach in the Learning Studio, an experimental, technology-rich classroom located in Des Peres Hall, Room 213. The call begins on Monday, August 26 and closes on Wednesday, October 2, when applications are due. For a comprehensive overview of the Innovative Teaching Fellowship program, the revised application process, and updated application forms, please visit the Reinert Center website.

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 features and technologies, and seats up to 25 students at a time. By leveraging the instructional design assistance provided by Reinert Center staff and the unique features and technologies in the room, full-time faculty teaching in the space will have a chance to experiment with teaching strategies to create engaging and interactive learning experiences.

Current, full-time SLU teaching faculty interested in developing instructional approaches that effectively optimize the use of the Learning Studio’s features and technologies are invited to apply for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship. Beginning this call, applicants are now required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop during the week of September 9-13 and sign-up for a required Pre-Submission Instructional Design Consultation, held during the week of September 16-20, before interested faculty members’ applications will be considered complete.

Registration is required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop.  Click here to register for one of the four sessions below:

  • Monday, September 9, 2013 from 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from Noon-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013 from Noon-1 p.m.
  • Friday, September 13, 2013 from 3-4 p.m.

Note: All Pre-Application Workshops will take place in the Learning Studio, Des Peres Hall, Room 213.

The Fellowship includes funding for a one-semester, 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. For this call, the course-release semester would take place in the Spring 2014 and Fellows would teach in the Learning Studio during the Fall 2014 semester.

Priority consideration will be given to applications that:

  • Include creative ideas for maximizing the use of the Learning Studio space and technologies to support student learning;
  • Contain a method for assessing the impact of the proposed (re)designed course;
  • Identify ways to serve as an instructional model for use by other SLU faculty; and
  • Identify possible ways to contribute to the research on teaching in innovative, technology-rich spaces.
  • Are from full-time faculty who have not previously received the Fellowship; please note: No faculty member may receive an Innovative Teaching Fellowship in two consecutive years.

To download application forms, visit the Reinert Center website beginning on Monday, August 26: http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/innovative-teaching-fellowship

To learn more about the Learning Studio and its amenities, please visit the following link: http://slu.edu/cttl/teaching-innovations/learning-studio

Applications for the Fall 2014 fellowships should be emailed to Mary Cook, Office Administrator, mcook25@slu.edu, or turned in to Pius Memorial Library, Suite 221, through the Quiet Study area, no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9.

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