Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows Program

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Applications are due on November 29, 2021.

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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Faculty Fellowship is a unique, two-year, cohort-based opportunity for a diverse group of full-time instructors (NTT, tenure-track, and tenured)at Loyola University Chicago. The fellowship invites fellows to explore and contribute to the literature base in one of the pedagogical underpinnings of Ignatian pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy and student-centered.

Each year will welcome a new cohort of three (3) fellows.Each fellow will be awarded a stipend of $2,000 over a two-year period, or $500 per semester. Depending on interest and availability of funds, fellowships may start at the beginning of the Fall or Spring semesters, with the potential for two cohorts to be cycling through the program at once.Funding may also be available for supplemental summer work.

*NOTE: The first cohort of fellows will assist in finalizing the program's format and structure during the pilot term.This includes an additional semester (and additional $500) in Spring 2021.Throughout the term from Spring 2022-May 2024, fellows' feedback will be used to shape the SOTL Faculty Fellows Program and enhance the experience of future cohorts.

The intent of this fellowship is to create a community of scholars who will develop, build upon, or produce new scholarly work in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)with specific focus on Ignatian pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy or student-centered course design.

 

As an evolving community comprised of overlapping cohorts through the years, the fellows will create a set of pedagogical resources of value to instructors at Loyola and beyond while finding opportunities to more deeply connect their own teaching tactics with evidence-based practices. In addition the fellowship provides incentive and support for faculty to explore a scholarly direction that may diverge from their typical academic research agendas, while connecting with a community of other scholars with interest in SOTL.

  • Develop faculty capacity for Ignatian, anti-racist and student-centered teaching, learning and scholarship through a specific scholarly endeavor. 
  • Facilitate and build a supportive community of scholars with interest in Ignatian, anti-racist and student-centered teaching and learning. 
  • Create collaborative research and writing teams with FCIP staff and other Fellows to complete, disseminate, and submit the scholarly work for publication.  

During the 2-year fellowship, FCIP’s SOTL Faculty Fellows are expected to complete each of these program components.

Initial meeting with FCIP staff and other fellows to identify:

  • The nexus between each fellow’s interests and the needs of SOTL in their topical area; and
  • A corresponding research project for the duration of the fellowship (e.g. literature review in Ignatian pedagogy, small-scale empirical study of the use of anti-racist strategies in the classroom, meta-analysis of student-centered design in their discipline, etc.).

Attend regular team meetings with FCIP staff and cohort members to discuss project progress or evolution of ideas and directions, trouble-shoot difficulties, etc.

  • Maintain communication with FCIP staff and other fellows as needed to ask for (and provide) help and support when necessary;
  • Scheduling and frequency of meetings will be jointly determined by cohort and FCIP staff


Complete their individual research project or literature review (within 2 years);

  • Review, curate and share relevant pedagogical resources into a shared online repository (for future use by other fellows and Loyola instructors); and
  • Draft manuscript (with co-author support available from FCIP and/or other fellows) and prepare for journal submission.


Present project process and methodology and/or findings at Focus on Teaching and Learning or New Faculty Orientation programs on work through fellowship.

All full-time Loyola faculty members are invited to consider this opportunity. Interested faculty members will be asked to submit a brief application in which they will be asked to comment on their interest in, demonstrated commitment to, and aspirations within Ignatian, anti-racist and/or student-centered teaching, learning and research. Three faculty at a time will be selected based on the relevance and completeness of their responses to the application questions, and with the aim to fill each pedagogical topic area each cycle.

All full-time Loyola faculty members are invited to consider this opportunity. Faculty from diverse or historically underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. Interested faculty members will be asked to submit a brief application in which they will be asked to comment on their interest in, demonstrated commitment to, and aspirations within Ignatian, anti-racist and/or student-centered teaching, learning and research.To be considered for the SOTL Faculty Fellowship, please submit (1) an updated CV and (2) a statement of interest* using the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM below.

*Your statement of interest should address the following: your interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly related to one or more of FCIP's central pedagogical frames:

Ignatian pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy and student-centered design;
Your previous, relevant experiences with or commitment to these pedagogies; and
Your preliminary ideas or goals for a SOTL research activity to be completed over 2 years.

FCIP staff will evaluate applications based upon the clarity and thorough description of interests, and the clarity, innovation and relevance of scholarship ideas or goals Three faculty at a time will be selected based on the relevance and completeness of their responses to the application questions, and with the aim to fill each pedagogical topic area each cycle.

DUE DATE

Cohort 1 Applications are due by November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving).

The fellowship will begin in January 2022.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Bridget Colacchio, FCIP Interim Co-Director at bwesley@luc.edu.

 

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