• Apply to the Teaching Innovation Fellows Program

    Collaborate - Innovate - Share

    The Teaching Innovation Fellows Program allows faculty to explore and share innovative teaching practices that contribute to the development of learning across Park University. Three Teaching Fellows will be selected each spring to serve during the following academic year. All interested faculty (full-time, adjunct, distance, etc.) are invited to apply.
  • AY 2022-2023 Application

    Thank you for your interest in the FCI Teaching Innovation Fellows program. Applications for the AY2022-23 Teaching Innovation Fellows have closed. Please check the Teaching Innovation Fellows webpage late Spring 2022 to see who has been awarded a fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • Teaching Fellows Application Information

    Why Apply?

    Become a thought leader in innovative teaching at Park!

    • $2,000 Teaching Fellows Stipend Award
    • Collaborative knowledge sharing sessions with Teaching Innovation Fellows team and invited external experts.
    • Leadership of a SIG (special interest group) of your choosing
    • Personalized support & resources, with access to colleagues exploring similar innovation projects
    • Award and recognition (including a letter of distinction, certificate, and digital badge) for personnel file and portfolio

    Program Overview

    As a Teaching Fellow, you will get to:

    • Participate in a Fellows Retreat and collaborate with your Fellows team in Sync Sessions each term
    • Lead a cohort of faculty on the SIG (special interest group*) topic of your choosing – with 1 SIG session per term.

    *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, virtual reality, etc.

    Evaluation Criteria for Applications

    Completed via blind peer review

    1. Demonstrates Collaborative or Innovative Teaching
    2. Innovative Proposal (with adequate material for 1 year's programming)
    3. Topic is Applicable and Generalizable to Park Instructors
    4. Provides Evidence of Leading Other Faculty
    5. Skills and capabilities demonstrate collaboration, innovation, and engagement.

    The Teaching Fellows Application Blind-Review Scoring Guide is available for viewing HERE.

    Application Examples

    Examples of Legacy Teaching Fellows' Applications for guidance