2017 Library Teaching Fellowship

This summer the Baylor Collections of Political Materials (BCPM) at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library is offering two teaching fellowships to encourage the use of BCPM materials in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curriculum.

  • The fellowships are open to full-time Baylor faculty members (which can include tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and senior lecturers) and
  • Graduate teaching assistants (teachers of record)

Recipients of the teaching fellowships will receive a stipend of $1,000 (net) and are expected to spend at least one week (20 hours minimum) at BCPM where they will be paired with an Archivist who can provide guidance on the BCPM facilities, collections, and services. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both the teaching fellow and his or her partner Archivist and should occur between May 15 and August 11.

Teaching fellows will be required to submit a 1-2 page document containing a proposed lesson plan or a description of how they intend to incorporate collection materials into a course. The document will be posted on a website dedicated to teaching with special collections at Baylor. Teaching fellows will also be expected to share their experiences with other faculty and graduate students by presenting on how they used collection materials in their classes in one of the Academy for Teaching and Learning’s Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (SET) or in another appropriate venue.

To apply, candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a brief statement (not to exceed two pages) describing the course for which they intend to use BCPM’s collections and the learning objectives they hope to achieve. Applicants should also indicate when they will be available to complete the fellowship at the BCPM. The application materials should be sent by email to Debbie Davendonis-Todd, Associate Director and Bob Bullock Archivist of W. R. Poage Legislative Library, by April 7, 2017. Recipients will be notified by April 21, 2017.

Applications will be evaluated based on their potential to enhance teaching and learning and will be reviewed by BCPM staff including a BCPM graduate assistant and the W. R. Poage Chair for Public Service. Recommendations will be sent to the Dean of University Libraries who will make the final decision.

To learn more about the Library’s collections, visit baylor.edu/library/poage. Applicants are encouraged to consult with BCPM before applying. For additional information, contact Debbie Davendonis-Todd.

To see additional fellowship opportunities with the Baylor Libraries, visit baylor.edu/library/teachingfellows.