This summer the W. R. Poage Legislative Library is offering two teaching fellowships to encourage the use of the library’s Baylor Collections of Political Materials in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula.
Past recipients of teaching fellowships who wish to explore additional possibilities may reapply. Preference, however, will be given to first-time applicants.
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 W. R. Poage Legislative Library where they will be paired with a librarian who can provide guidance on the library’s facilities, collections, and services. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both the teaching fellow and his or her partner librarian and should occur between May 14 and August 10.
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 at the library. The application materials should be sent by email to Debbie_Todd@baylor.edu, Director of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, by April 6, 2018. Recipients will be notified by April 27, 2018.
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 Interim Dean of University Libraries who will make the final decision.
For additional information, contact Debbie Davendonis-Todd.
To see additional fellowship opportunities with the Baylor Libraries, visit baylor.edu/library/teachingfellows.