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Information Technology Services Faculty Fellow

The primary purpose of the ITS Faculty Fellow program is to help improve ITS’ instructional technology consulting services and activities; serve as an advocate for ITS; advance exemplary teaching; enrich the learning experiences of students by the appropriate use of technology; develop media-enhanced instructional materials; and to research on a discipline-specific use of technology.

Duration

A one year fellowship to start May 16.

Stipends

Fall/Spring Fellows are awarded a $5000 stipend/semester; $10,000 for the summer. The Fellow will devote 15 hours/week working with ITS during the fall and spring semesters and 25 hours/week during summer.

Expectations

Fellows will work with the Instructional Support and Training and Learning Spaces Support teams. The primary responsibilities will be assessing classroom technologies, researching new and emerging instructional technologies, and leading a committee charged with making recommendations for classroom and lab improvements/enhancements. In addition, the Fellow will assist in developing, promoting, and supporting a variety of technologies to the campus. Each semester the Fellow will:

  • Lead the Classroom Assessment Technology Committee
  • Present 2 faculty workshops
  • Work with at least 2 new faculty on course projects
  • Write an article on innovative instructional technology

Eligibility

All full-time faculty with one year of teaching experience at UIS are eligible. The ideal candidate will have prior experience actively engaging with fellow faculty members on projects and leading outreach efforts.

Proposal Form

The Faculty Fellow proposal must include the following information:

  • Department Chairs statement of support
  • Why you are interested
  • What instructional technology or related skills and experience you bring to ITS
  • How you would meet the challenge of assessing classroom technology

The form is online and is due April 15, 2014.

Selection Criteria

A committee will review each proposal, and an announcement will be made by April 25. The committee will be composed of one ITS staff member and two staff members from other departments.