Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows

Meet this year’s Teaching Fellows

About the Teaching Fellows Program

In an effort to engage with high impact practices in higher education teaching and learning, all full-time teaching faculty are invited to apply to participate in the 2017-18 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows. This group will meet monthly to discuss educational psychology and research-based practices. Participants will receive free copies of two books: Make it Stick by Peter Brown, and Teach Students How to Learn by Saundra McGuire. Fellows that participate in seven or more of the ten sessions (including Fall and Spring speakers) will be eligible to apply for implementation grants and travel grants to a conference targeted at improving teaching practices.

Mission of Teaching Fellows

To encourage faculty to engage with high impact teaching practices that transform their teaching.

Benefits of Teaching Fellows

  • Faculty exposure to teaching and learning literature that has been shown to improve student learning
  • Engagement with other faculty that wish to improve their teaching
  • Books to be discussed will be provided for each Fellow
  • Additional access to Fall and Spring COPE-L speakers
  • Eligibility to apply for competitive implementation grants (call for proposals in Spring 2018)
  • Eligibility to apply for competitive travel grants to teaching based conferences (call for proposals in Spring 2018)

Expectations of Teaching Fellows

  • Attend monthly meetings and speaker presentations
  • Prepare for discussions by reading assigned material
  • Take an active part in discussions, whether in person or online
  • Reflect on how to develop and incorporate practices into your own teaching

Application Process for AY 17-18

The application will ask you to answer each of the following three questions.

  1. How do you hope to benefit from the experience of being an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellow?
  2. What do you do you anticipate you can contribute to the group?
  3. What challenge in your own teaching do you hope to solve?

Link to the application web form

Application deadline: September 8, 2017

Review Panel

A mixed faculty/administration review panel will choose up to ten Fellows as well as review the applications for the competitive grants and travel funds.

Questions?

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Layne Morsch

Schedule

The schedule for the AY 17-18 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows program is listed below:

  • September – Introduction; Make it Stick by Peter Brown Chapters 1 and 2 – Online Discussion
  • October – Make it Stick by Peter Brown Chapters 4 and 5
  • November – Teach Students How to Learn, Saundra McGuire Chapters 2, 3, 4 – Metacognition, Bloom’s, Study Cycle
  • Fall Speaker (October to November) – Incorporating Metacognitive Strategies into Your Teaching, Dr. Matthew Stoltzfus, The Ohio State University
  • December – Teach Students How to Learn, Saundra McGuire, Chapters 5, 6 – Metacognitive Learning Strategies, Mindset – Online Discussion
  • January – Teach Students How to Learn,  Saundra McGuire, Chapters 7, 8 – Motivation – Online Discussion
  • February – Active Learning
  • March – Student Engagement in Class, Student Engagement Outside of Class
  • April – Backward Course Design
  • Spring Speaker (March to April) – Scholarly Teaching vs. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Dr. Brett McCollum, Mount Royal University

Teach students how to learn - book coverMake it stick - book coverTexts

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel, 2014.

Teach Students How to Learn by Saundra Yancy McGuire, 2015.