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Summer Teaching Fellowships are available in two categories on a competitive basis to support faculty engagement in pedagogical scholarship in ways that improve the classroom experience, provide models for effective teaching, and pioneer new teaching methods. Projects would result in a tangible product such as publication in a teaching-oriented journal or a presentation at a conference, in addition to reporting to colleagues in the following academic year via lunch discussions, Celebration of Scholarship panels, newsletter articles, and/or web postings.

  • Category A fellowships ($5,000) provide a stipend for a teaching project on a full-time basis and so the recipient may not teach during any summer session.
  • Category B fellowships ($3,500) presume the project is of the quality of Category A, but require less time to complete and so allow faculty members to teach only one course during the summer session. Projects in this category presume the quality of the first, but may require less time to complete.

These fellowships are available to tenured or tenure-track faculty.

Both categories of Summer Teaching Fellowships support proposals for scholarship that improve the classroom experience. Such projects could include an increased reliance on classroom-based technology or shifting to an active learning model of instruction.

Fellows are expected to engage in scholarly activity that would result in a tangible product such as publication in a teaching-oriented journal or a presentation at a conference. Fellows thus would move beyond the level of improvement expected of all faculty to the level of pioneering new pedagogies or even shifting teaching paradigms within the institution. During the following academic year, recipients would also be expected to implement changes and to report via a lunch discussion or Celebration of Scholarship presentation. Such interactions should stimulate conversation across campus about how we teach and why.

Proposals will be evaluated on their clarity, feasibility, and their relevance for courses and students beyond those of the proposer.

Upon acceptance of the fellowship, recipients must agree to return to the John Carroll University faculty for the academic year following the award or to relinquish the award or reimburse the University. Recipients should inform the University of any other compensation received for the proposed project from other sources. The University would then expect to be appropriately reimbursed.

Recipients are required to submit a written report on the results of their project to the Associate Academic Vice President by April 30 of the following year. One half of the award will be made at the end of June of the project Summer and the remaining half after an acceptable report is submitted.

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Fellowship Category
Category A fellowships ($5,000) provide a stipend for a teaching project on a full-time basis and so the recipient may not teach during any summer session. 
Category B fellowships ($3,500) presume the project is of the quality of Category A, but require less time to complete and so allow faculty members to teach only one course during the summer session.
Briefly describe your project including its purpose, methodology, anticipated results and the significance of the project in terms of informing the scholarship of teaching. Please indicate a timeline for how you will conduct your research, complete your project and implement what you have learned from it. Also indicate how you might best share what you have learned with your colleagues.
List any course development fellowships you have received and the results.
  • Please attach current relevant syllabi for the courses affected by your scholarship and, if appropriate, a tentative syllabus for the course(s) that will be affected by this work.

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