Summer Faculty Institute
Dates for SFI 2023: May 30 - June 30, 2023
Applications for SFI 2023 are due 10:00am, Monday, October 3, 2022
Overview of the InstituteDuring the Summer Faculty Institute participants converse about and explore elements of teaching, research, and collegiality extending from constructing syllabi to managing preparation-time wisely, from enlisting colleagues as critics of our writing to managing writing-time wisely, from serving on departmental committees to taking part in the conversation about what it means to be an R1 Christian University.
- From the first, emphasizing the importance of generating new insights or knowledge and spreading that new material through research and publication as well as through our teaching.
- Helping participants articulate a plan of coinherence between research and teaching which includes developing a research agenda, a five-year plan for accomplishing that agenda, and ideas about how to integrate teaching and research into a seamless web of productivity.
- Exploring regular daily writing combined with satisfactory, but not excessive, preparation for the classroom.
- Exploring the art of teaching while eliciting insights from participants into teaching and learning and adding insights from experienced teachers as well.
- Providing guidance about the effective use of technology in the classroom.
- Modeling team teaching, and inviting reflections about the process.
- Modeling interdisciplinary teaching, and, again, inviting reflections on the process.
- Discussing collegiality at Baylor and in academe in general.
- Conversing about the notion of service at Baylor: service to the department, to the school, to the university, to the profession, and to the larger community.
- Combining the activities of teaching, scholarship, and mentoring with Christian conceptions of calling or vocation.
- Throughout the five weeks of our meetings, emphasizing the absolute need to manage our time in such a way that enjoyably living one’s own life, especially one’s family life (if applicable), remains a top priority.
- Eligibility: SFI is available to full-time, permanent faculty with a contract for the upcoming academic year and the expectation of continued employment at Baylor beyond the upcoming academic year.
- Funding: Selected participants are eligible to receive a $10,000 stipend. Stipends are paid to faculty with a 10-month contract. Employees on 12-month contracts may not receive remuneration for their participation in the SFI.
- Number of Fellowships: 20
- Contact: Applications may be obtained by following the link at the top of this page.
- Deadline: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on the designated due date. SFI applications MAY be submitted via hard copy, but we prefer and encourage electronic submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Supervisory endorsements should be scanned or provided to email@example.com via email from endorsers.)