• Faculty Fellows Program

    Collaborate - Innovate - Share

    The Faculty Fellows Program allows faculty to explore and share innovative teaching practices that contribute to the development of learning across Park University. Five Faculty Fellows will be selected in spring 2020 to serve during the 2020-2021 academic year. All interested faculty (full-time, adjunct, distance, etc.) are invited to apply and one co-fellowship is available per year.

  • Apply Now

    Click the button below to apply to become an AY2020-21 Faculty Fellow. Applications are being accepted until midnight, CST January 17th, 2020.

  • Important Dates

    • November 14th (9:00-10:00am) = Fellows Q&A
    • January 17th = Applications Due
    • Jan.-Feb. = Blind Review Process
    • March 1 = Fellows Notified
  • Fellows Application Information

    Why Apply?

    Become a thought leader in innovative teaching at Park!

    • $2,000 Fellows Stipend Award
    • Collaborative knowledge sharing sessions with faculty fellows team and external guests
    • Leadership of a SIG (special interest group) of your choosing
    • Personalized support & resources, with access to colleagues exploring similar innovation projects
    • Award and recognition letter of distinction for personnel file and portfolio

    Program Overview

    As a fellow, you will get to:

    • Participate in a 2-day Faculty Fellows Retreat (Summer 2020).
    • Meet regularly with Faculty Fellows to collaborate, provide feedback on teaching projects, and brainstorm together.
    • Host a SIG (special interest group*) on the topic of your choosing – minimum of 4 meetings during academic year.
    • Conduct one 15-minute “Innovation Exchange” presentation and create a “2-minute mentor” module.

    *A special interest group is a group of people who have similar interests/goals/topics related to teaching or the scholarship of teaching.
    Topics might include: problem-based learning, teaching with technology, writing across the curriculum, case study method, etc.

    Scoring Process

    Learn how your application will be reviewed.

    • All applications will be blinded
    • Reviewers have two weeks to provide feedback to FCI
    • Applications are rated based on six criteria
      1. Dedication to Park
      2. Demonstrates Collaborative or Innovative Teaching
      3. Innovative Proposal (with adequate material for 1 year's programming)
      4. Topic is Applicable and Generalizable to Park Instructors
      5. Provides Evidence of Leading Other Faculty
      6. Skills and capabilities demonstrate collaboration, innovation, and engagement.
    • The Faculty Fellows Application Blind-Review Scoring Guide is available for viewing HERE
  • Awarded Faculty Fellows (2019-2020)

    Congratulations to the new class of FCI Faculty Fellows selected for the 2019-2020 Academic Year!

    Eugene Matthews

    Criminal Justice

    Topic: There's an App for That

    Email: eugene.matthews@park.edu

    Adrian James


    Topic: Organizational Culture

    Email: adrian.james@park.edu 

    Josh Mugg


    Topic: Facilitating a Community

    of Inquiry

    Email: josh.mugg@park.edu

    Allison Rand


    Topic: Deconstructing Diversity: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

    Email: allison.rand@park.edu

    Stephen Fant

    Adjunct Instructor

    Topic: Immersive Learning

    (Augmented & Virtual Realities)

    Email: stephen.fant@park.edu