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. Fellowships are for a two-semester period, with course development taking place the first semester and teaching in the Learning Studio taking place in the second semester.
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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 application process for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship includes the following steps: 1) attend a required Pre-Application Information Session; 2) secure approval of your chair/director and dean on the required form; and 3) prepare and submit a complete application.
The purpose of the information session is to provide additional information about the Learning Studio, the Fellowship, and the application process.
Faculty also may choose to attend an optional Pre-Application Consultation with Reinert Center staff prior to submitting their applications. These consultations provide an opportunity for faculty to share their ideas with an instructional developer and to ask questions about the application form. Pre-application consultations will occur after the information sessions and before the application deadline.
Applications will be reviewed by representatives from the 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:
During the course development phase of the fellowship (semester one), fellows meet weekly with a Reinert Center Instructional Developer; create and/or revise course documents; and submit a mid-term and end-of-term report on progress. During the teaching phase of the fellowship (semester two), fellows teach the newly (re)designed course in the Learning Studio, continue to work closely with the Reinert Center Instructional Developer, and share their fellowship experience with the larger SLU community. Fellows also may be asked to participate in research being conducted in the Learning Studio (as applicable). To better understand the Instructional Developer and Fellow relationship, applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Instructional Developer Statement of Practice here.
For a list of current and previous Innovative Teaching Fellows and their bios, visit our Innovative Teaching Fellows page.