Teaching Fellows Program

This summer the Electronic Library Online Teaching and Learning Services (OTLS) department is offering a teaching fellowship to encourage the creation of quality online courses with the assistance of an instructional designer for use in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula. The fellowship is designated for full-time Baylor faculty members (which can include tenured and tenure-track faculty, regular lecturers, and senior lecturers)

Recipients of this teaching fellowship will receive a stipend of $1,000 (after taxes) and will be expected to spend at least one week (20 hours minimum) at the Jones Library where the recipient will be paired with an instructional designer who can provide guidance on the designing an online course, structuring content, choosing learning assessments, building interactivity and other areas related to creating an online course. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both the teaching fellow and his or her partner instructional designer and should occur between May 2 and August 12.

The teaching fellow will be required to submit a 1-2 page document containing a proposed syllabus or a description of a course they intend to transition into an online course. Due no later than two weeks after the fellow’s time in residence, the document will be posted on the OTLS website. The fellow will also be expected to share their experience with other faculty and graduate students by presenting on their course and the instructional design process in either an OTLS offered seminar, one of the Academy for Teaching and Learning’s Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (SET) or another appropriate venue.

To apply, candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a brief statement (not to exceed two pages) describing the course they intend to convert to online delivery and how they would measure success of course. Applicants should also indicate when they will be available to complete the fellowship with OTLS. The application materials should be sent by email to Sandy Bennett, Director of Online Teaching and Learning Services, 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 the OTLS’s instructional designers, and a member of Baylor’s Teaching Learning and Technology committee (TLTC). Recommendations will be sent to the Dean of University Libraries who will make the final decision.

For additional information, contact Sandy Bennett.