This summer The Texas Collection is offering two teaching fellowships to support excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging the use of the library’s collections in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula.
Fellowships are open to full-time Baylor faculty members (which can include tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and senior lecturers) and/or graduate teaching assistants (teachers of record). Faculty and graduate teaching assistants who have previously used the collection to support their teaching in the past and wish to explore additional possibilities are also encouraged to apply.
Recipients of the teaching fellowships will receive a stipend of $1,000 (after taxes) and are expected to spend at least one week (20 hours minimum) at The Texas Collection where they will be paired with a librarian or archivist who can provide guidance on the facilities, collections, and services. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both the teaching fellow and his or her partner librarian or archivist and should occur between May 15 and August 11.
Teaching fellows will be required to submit a 1-2 page document containing a description of how they intend to incorporate collection materials into a course. Due no later than two weeks after the fellow’s time in residence, 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 the library’s collections and the learning objectives they hope to achieve. Applicants should also indicate when they will be available to complete the fellowship. Application materials should be sent by email to Amie Oliver, Associate Director of The Texas Collection, 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 a committee. Recommendations will be sent to the Dean of University Libraries who will make the final decision.
To see additional fellowship opportunities with the Baylor Libraries, visit baylor.edu/library/teachingfellows.