The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning announces the next call for applications to teach in the Learning Studio, an experimental, technology-rich classroom located in Des Peres Hall.
Applications are due Friday, Feb. 21. For a comprehensive overview of the Innovative Teaching Fellowship program, the revised application process and updated application forms, visit the Reinert Center website.
Applicants are required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop, held during the week of Jan. 27-31, and sign-up for a required Pre-Submission Instructional Design Consultation, held during the week of Feb. 10-14, before interested faculty members' applications will be considered complete.
Registration is required to attend a Pre-Application Workshop. Interested faculty should register for one of the following sessions online by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24:
- 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29,
- Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29,
- 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30,
- 11 a.m.-Noon Friday, Jan. 31
All Pre-Application Workshops will take place in the Learning Studio in room 213 of Des Peres Hall.
For this call, completed fellowship applications should be emailed to Mary Cook at email@example.com or delivered to suite 221 of Pius XII Memorial Library by no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. Monday, March 3.
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 innovative teaching strategies to create engaging and interactive learning experiences.
Current, full-time, permanent 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.
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 fall 2014 and fellows would teach in the Learning Studio during the spring 2015 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.