A new faculty fellowship was announced at the April 30 ITS event, Redesigning Classrooms and Enhancing the Student Experience. The event introduced attendees to the spacial and pedagogical concepts of active learning environments. The project will introduce three new active learning environments to the Case Western Reserve University campus in fall 2013. Learn more from the project team's frequent updates at classroomredesign.blogspot.com.
Workshop dates: July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (attendance required at all sessions)
Expectations: Faculty who are awarded the fellowship are expected to develop or redesign a semester-long course so that it utilizes the active learning environment and integrates it into the course curriculum. Faculty must deliver that course in the 2013-2014 academic year, participate in a learning community, participate in assessment of the course and commit to delivering the course at least one more time in the next two years.
Benefits: Faculty who participate in the fellowship will implement an active learning strategy in a course to demonstrate the effective utilization of time and technology for the benefit of instruction. They will receive assistance with the assessment of effectiveness of the techniques used and will receive priority scheduling for use of newly updated and remodeled classroom spaces.
Stipend: A stipend will be created for each faculty member who participates in the active learning fellowship program.
Applicant requirements: Any faculty member with a continuing appointment may apply.
Application due date: Before 5:00 PM on Friday, May 24, 2013.
Application: Download here
More information: Contact Dr. Mike Kenney (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Tina Oestreich (email@example.com).