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.
The Call for Proposals is currently open. Please visit our Open Calls page for details.
SLU faculty members from any STEM discipline who will have a full-time teaching appointment for the upcoming 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.
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
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
Agree to serve as a resource on STEM teaching as the need arises
Co-host a monthly STEM Coffee Break in the Reinert Center with other STEM fellows
Write a blog post for the Reinert Center blog (The Notebook) once a semester
Complete a minimum of two of the following items per semester:
o Develop and lead a workshop aimed at STEM faculty and graduate students
o Organize and facilitate a book group
o Create web-based resources for the Reinert Center’s website
o Complete a project 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