to the 2012-2013 Teaching Innovation Awards winners
Sarah Mason, Department of Mathematics
Grace Wetzel, Department of English
Christa Colyer, Department of Chemistry
Cynthia Gendrich, Department of Theatre and Dance
Jack Dostal, Department of Physics and Stewart Carter, Department of Music (co-recipients)
The Teaching Development Fund
The Teaching Development Fund provides funding to assist faculty in enhancing teaching skills or in developing innovative teaching projects. The Fund may be used to attend workshops or conferences that will enhance the teaching of faculty members, or to aid faculty in putting together a teaching and learning event on the Wake Forest campus.
Wake Forest University Faculty Fellows Program
Application deadlines for 2013-2014 will be posted when determined
The Teaching and Learning Center invites applications from the faculty to become TLC Faculty Fellows. This program seeks to create a partnership between the faculty and the TLC to deepen the engagement with teaching in the disciplines. Through this partnership, faculty can expand their expertise on teaching in their disciplines and share that expertise with their departmental and disciplinary peers.
The TLC Faculty Fellows Program will expand the capacity of the Teaching and Learning Center to better serve departmental and disciplinary teaching development needs. Those faculty who are selected as fellows will gain professional recognition for the innovative and thoughtful work they are doing in promoting teaching and the TLC will gain deeper insights into how disciplines can build on the learning research. Fellows will be chosen based on their ideas for faculty development projects to be offered within their departments and/or divisions.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,000 for the summer planning work. Up to $1,000 additional reimbursement funding may be requested for books, materials or other expenses associated with this project.
Required Program Planning
Fellows must plan to attend a general meeting of all fellows before the end of June to discuss ideas and projects. Each fellow will develop a more detailed individual project including the resources that will be needed. Recipients must also plan to meet with the director of the TLC at least three times during the summer to develop and finalize plans for the upcoming events/workshops, and to determine an appropriate timeline for offering their sessions. At the end of their term, (either fall or spring semester), each fellow will submit a report of his/her activities, an evaluation of the project’s success, and recommendations for future or follow-up activities to the TLC director.
Faculty Fellows can serve several roles: working with TLC staff on projects to enhance the teaching and learning resources within their departments and divisions, acting as informal advisors on TLC programs, services, and new initiatives for discipline-based workshops; and serving as TLC departmental contacts for faculty on campus and for colleagues elsewhere.
Applicants must secure the support of the departmental chair in order to apply for the position. The scope of a TLC Faculty Fellow’s service might include serving the Teaching and Learning Center for a term ranging from one semester to one year, depending on the project.
Some sample ideas for the kinds of projects to be undertaken by the faculty fellows are listed below. All applicants will give a short description of their project ideas in the application. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, simply to give you some ideas to get started.
- Supporting the work of the Teaching and Learning Center’s existing programs
- New faculty orientations and New Faculty Learning Community
- Book discussion groups and workshops for new and veteran faculty
- Other pedagogical projects
- Mentoring new faculty and recruiting them for the TLC New Faculty Learning Community
- In collaboration with the TLC's Director, leading division-based sessions for junior faculty on a variety of pedagogical topics over the course of one semester or the academic year. They are also available to mentor and consult with junior faculty on an individual basis.
- Assist in the selection and facilitation of:
- on-site speakers
- topics and speakers for workshops
- Solicit input and feedback from faculty members to help further the mission of the TLC: as a direct "line" to faculty to learn their needs and interests and to generate greater buy-in to the work of the TLC
- Actively support the mission, goals, and philosophy of the TLC
Office of the Dean of the College
Funding opportunities listed on the website of the Dean of the College.
Office of the Provost
A comprehensive list of international funding opportunities, service opportunities, and similar resources by the Office of the Provost.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center. Its current mission is to support needed transformations in American education through tighter connections between teaching practice, evidence of student learning, the communication and use of this evidence, and structured opportunities to build knowledge.