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STEM Teaching Fellowship

The primary purpose of the STEM Teaching Fellowship is to enhance Reinert Center offerings, resources, and support for SLU faculty teaching in STEM disciplines. Additionally, the experience of serving as a STEM Teaching Fellow will provide SLU faculty with formal experience in educational development.

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Eligibility

SLU faculty members from any STEM discipline who will have a full-time teaching appointment for the 2019-2020 academic year, and who will have completed a minimum of two years of teaching at SLU by the beginning of the Fellowship period, are eligible to apply. Note: Adjunct faculty members whose chairs and deans confirm their eligibility (through the Statement of Support) may apply.

Fellowship Expectations

During the fellowship year, STEM Teaching Fellows will:

  • Attend an orientation to ensure their work is consistent with Reinert Center core values, ethos, and policies and practices
  • Develop and lead two workshops (one per semester) aimed at STEM faculty and graduate students
  • Attend two Advisory Board meetings (one per semester) to report on their work and to understand their contributions in the broader context of the Reinert Center’s role on campus
  • Hold one office hour per week in the Reinert Center to consult with other STEM faculty
  • Agree to serve as a resource on STEM teaching as the need arises
  • Write at least two blog posts (one per semester) for the Reinert Center blog (The Notebook)
  • Complete other work focused on STEM teaching, including some combination of organizing/hosting a faculty community of practice or book group; developing web-based resources for the Reinert Center’s website; and/or completing other projects developed in collaboration with Center staff
  • Prepare short reflections on their experience at mid-semester and end-of-semester

Benefits to Faculty

Benefits of serving as a STEM Teaching Fellow in the Reinert Center include:

  • Opportunity to enhance pedagogical support for STEM educators at SLU
  • Experience working in a formal educational development capacity
  • Being recognized as an expert on evidence-based STEM teaching practices
  • Opportunity to enhance the STEM education teaching community at SLU
  • Recognition as a Reinert Center STEM Teaching Fellow
  • A stipend of $2,000 and $200 in professional development funds to support development efforts and time commitment