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ThinkAchieve:  Connecting the Classroom and the Community

ThinkAchieve Faculty Fellows Overview

This program is designed to engage faculty members who are master teachers to work with a  cohort of faculty for one year on a teaching and learning topic that meets the goal of ThinkAchieve: Creating Connections to improve students' critical and creative thinking.  Faculty members are integral players in promoting student critical thinking skills through the implementation of innovative classroom and experiential activities that promote active learning. To stimulate this process, the ThinkAchieve Faculty Fellows program will provide an opportunity to cohorts of faculty to learn from Faculty Fellows Leaders through a one-year program that involves a workshop, meetings through the academic year, and a group campus presentation on their teaching and learning topic related to critical thinking.

Faculty Fellows Leaders are selected through a competitive application process. Once selected, Leaders announce their cohort topics and descriptions, and interested faculty apply to participate. A broad representation from the Colleges is a priority in the selection process for both Leaders and Cohort Participants.  Faculty Fellows Leaders provide a transformative experience for their Cohort Participants, starting with an initial ½ day workshop in the spring. This workshop is followed by at least three meetings of the cohort during each semester of the academic year. Each Faculty Fellows cohort will give a campus-wide presentation about their work in the spring. Compensation is provided for both Leaders and Cohort Participants (see guidelines for details).

Timeline

Applications for Faculty Leaders solicited - October, 2013; faculty should submit the cover sheet and required attachments.

Applications for Faculty Leaders due by November 15th and selections announced by December 13th, 2013.

Applications open for cohort participants - January, 2014

Applications for cohort participants due by February 21, 2014, and selection announced by April 1, 2014

 

Resources for Applying

Faculty Fellows Guidelines

Faculty Fellows Leader Cover Sheet for Application

 

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