• Faculty Fellows Program

    Collaborate - Innovate - Share

    The Faculty Fellows Program allows faculty the time and resources to engage in (and experiment with) innovative teaching practices and to contribute to the development of learning across Park University. Five Faculty Fellows will be selected in spring 2018 to serve during the 2018-2019 academic year. All interested faculty (full-time, adjunct, distance, etc.) are invited to apply.

    Apply Now

    Click the button below to apply to become an AY2018-19 Faculty Fellow. Applications are being accepted until 5:00pm, CST April 6, 2018.

    Important Dates

    • March 20 = 18-19 Fellows Q&A
    • April 6 = Applications Due
    • April 7-18 = Blind Review Process
    • May 1 = Fellows Notified

    Why Apply?

    Become a thought leader in innovative teaching at Park!

    • One course release or $1500 stipend (on the approval of the Dean/Provost)
    • Collaborative knowledge sharing with Faculty Fellows team & external guests
    • Leadership of a SIG (special interest group) of your choosing
    • Award and recognition letter of distinction for personnel file and portfolio
    • Personalized support and resources to pursue your teaching passion

    Program Overview

    As a fellow, you will get to:

    • Participate in 2-day Faculty Fellows Retreat to develop your idea
    • Host a SIG (special interest group) on the topic of your choosing 2018-19AY
    • Introduce your SIG to faculty (online / Fall Faculty Conference)
    • Create an "Innovation Exchange" and "2-Minute Mentor"
    • Assess student learning to determine the impact of your approach

    The Scoring Process

    Learn how your application will be reviewed.

    Faculty Fellows Application Q&A

    Presenters: Debra Olson-Morrison, Judi Estes, Katelyn Handler, and Glenn Lester

    Date & Time: Mar. 20 (2:30-4:00pm, CST)

    Onsite Location: Norrington Learning Lab

    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/d890706f00b0536fcde7dc3c8da9331e

    Are you interested in becoming a thought leader on teaching and learning within the Park community? Join the Faculty Center for Innovation (FCI) and AY 17-18 Faculty Fellows to learn about the Fellows application process and experience. This year’s Fellows will be on hand after the Q&A, for individual meetings to help support your application process.


    If you were unable to attend the event, click the Faculty Fellows Application Q&A video or contact one of the Fellows (contact information listed below).

  • Awarded Faculty Fellows (2017-2018)

    Contact the AY 2017-18 Fellows to learn more about their special interest groups and review their submissions below.

    Judi Estes, PhD,

    Associate Professor

    of Education

    Topic: Tech Time in the Classroom & for the Workplace

    Email: jestes@park.edu

    Dr. Estes's submission

    Katelyn Handler, MA,

    Reference Instruction Librarian

    Topic: Learner-Centered

    Glenn Lester, MFA,

    Instructor of English

    Topic: Teaching for Transfer

    Email: glester@park.edu

    Mr. Lester's submission

    Debra Olson-Morrison, PhD, Assistant Professor

    of Social Work

    Topic: University Design of Instruction (UDI)

    Email: dolsonmorrison@park.edu

    Dr. Olson-Morrison's submission

    Adam Potthast, PhD,

    Associate Professor

    of Philosophy

    Topic: Asking Better Questions

    Dr. Potthast's submission

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