Teaching Fellows Program

Each year, the Baylor Libraries offer teaching fellowships to support excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging the use of rare books, archives, and other special collections materials in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula.

This summer the Libraries will once again offer teaching fellowships to full-time Baylor faculty members (including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers and senior lecturers) and graduate teaching assistants (teachers of record). Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $1,000 (after taxes). For details on fellowship requirements and application procedures, click on the collection of interest below. All applications are due by April 7, 2017. Recipients will be notified by April 21, 2017.

Armstrong Browning Library
A 19th-century research center and museum devoted to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, with significant holdings regarding literature and culture in Britain and America from 1800-1900.

Baylor Collections of Political Materials
A legislative archive featuring research materials that document political leadership, political organizations, and the work of government, including the papers of U.S. congressional representatives, Texas legislators, judges and local officials.

Central Libraries Special Collections
These collections include rare books, manuscripts, book arts, scholars' libraries, archives, and early printed music. The collections are particularly strong in rare Bible versions, hymnals, early American popular sheet music, and significant American imprints.

Electronic Library
The Electronic Library's Digital Projects Group creates, supports and promotes our digital collections, which feature more than 70 collections derived from archival materials held by Baylor University that span a broad spectrum of topics.

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society
This research collection contains materials documenting religious persecution in communist, post-communist and other totalitarian societies with particular focus on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Online Teaching and Learning Services
The Online Teaching and Learning Services department within the Electronic Library provides a broad range of services in support of Baylor University's mission of establishing an environment where quality teaching and learning can flourish.

The Texas Collection
A research library and archive that collects materials documenting the history, heritage, and culture of Texas and serves as home to the University Archives, which collects records of enduring value related to the history of Baylor University.

For general questions about the Baylor Libraries Teaching Fellows Program, please contact Jennifer_Borderud@baylor.edu, Interim Director of the Armstrong Browning Library.


Teaching Fellows Presentation Sessions

Session #4
Friday, March 24, 2017 // 3:30-5:00 p.m. // Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library
Hosted by the Armstrong Browning Library

In this session, two members of Baylor's faculty and one current graduate student will share their experiences as Library Teaching Fellows and explore how their use of special collections materials has enhanced their teaching and learning. Participants will learn the value of incorporating special collections into their own courses and get advice for applying for a teaching fellowship in 2017. This session will be moderated by Jennifer Borderud, Interim Director of the Armstrong Browning Library.

Featured Panelists:

  • Lynne Hinojosa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Literature in the Honors College (Armstrong Browning Library Fellow)
  • Scott Spinks, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (Texas Collection Fellow)
  • Elena Venegas, PhD Candidate, Curriculum & Instruction, School of Education (Armstrong Browning Library Fellow)

Session #5
Monday, April 3, 2017 // 3:30-5:00 p.m. // Michael Bordeaux Research Center of the Keston Center, Carroll Library, Third Floor
Hosted by The Keston Center for Religion, Society and Politics

This session features the final, three Library Teaching Fellows from Summer 2016. Each presentation will detail the experience of being a Library Teaching Fellow and explore how the use of special collections materials enhances teaching and learning. Participants will learn the value of incorporating special collections into their own courses and get advice for applying for a teaching fellowship in 2017. This session will be moderated by Kathy Hillman, Director of the Keston Center.

Featured Panelists:

  • Julie DeGraffenried, PhD, Associate Professor of History (Keston Center Fellow)
  • Virginia Green, Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design (Central Libraries Fellow)
  • Travis Snyder, PhD Candidate, Department of English (Baylor Collections of Political Materials Fellow)

Past Sessions

Session #1
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 // 3:30-5:00 p.m. // Carroll Library, Basement Level, Room B3
Sponsored by the Academy for Teaching and Learning and The Texas Collection

In this session, sponsored by the Academy for Teaching and Learning, two faculty members and one graduate student teacher of record will discuss their time as Library Teaching Fellows and how the use of special collections materials enhanced teaching and learning in their courses. Participants will gain ideas for incorporating special collections into their own courses and get advice for applying for a teaching fellowship in 2017. The session will take place in the Texas Collection and will be moderated by Amie Oliver, Associate Director, Texas Collection.

Seating is limited for this session. Sign up online at the ATL's SET Eventbrite page.

Featured Panelists:

  • Lisa Shaver, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of English, and Director of Gender Studies (Texas Collection Fellow)
  • David Smith, PhD Candidate, Department of English (Armstrong Browning Library Fellow)
  • Laurel Zeiss, PhD, Associate Professor of Musicology, School of Music (Central Libraries Fellow)

Session #2
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 // 3:30-5:00 p.m. // Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space, Jones Library, Room 200
Hosted by the Central Libraries of Baylor University

In this session, the three presenters will discuss their fellowship experience and reflect on how the use of special collections materials have enhanced teaching and learning in their courses. Participants will glean ideas for incorporating special collections into their own courses and get advice for applying for a teaching fellowship in 2017. This session will be moderated by Beth Farwell, Director of Baylor's Central Libraries.

Featured Panelists:

  • Alyssa Gerhardt Craven, PhD Candidate, Department of History (Central LibrariesFellow)
  • Ivy Hamerly, PhD, Senior Lecturer of Political Science and Director of International Studies (Keston Center Fellow)
  • Steve Reid, Professor of Christian Scriptures, George W. Truett Theological Seminary (Digital Projects Group Fellow)

Session #3
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 // 3:30-5:00 p.m. // Graduate Research Center Visualization Studio
Hosted by the W. R. Poage Legislative Library

In this session, the presenters will discuss their experiences as Library Teaching Fellows this past summer and explore how the use of special collections materials have enhanced teaching and learning in their courses. Participants will glean ideas for incorporating special collections into their own courses and get advice for applying for a teaching fellowship in 2017. Debbie Davendonis-Todd, Interim Director of the Baylor Collections of Political Materials, will moderate this session.

Featured Panelists:

  • Beth Barr, PhD, Associate Professor of History (Central Libraries Fellow)
  • James Cochran, PhD Candidate, Department of English (Digital Projects Group Fellow)
  • Brad Owens, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media (Baylor Collections of Political Materials Fellow)
  • Lakia Scott, PhD, Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, School of Education (Armstrong Browning Library Fellow)