USG SoTL Fellows Call for Applicants
New or emerging UGA SoTL scholars are encouraged to apply for the 2018-2019 USG SoTL Fellows Program by October 23rd, 2017. This system-wide fellows program will foster a community of learners around the scholarship of teaching and learning and provide support while participants design and implement a classroom-based research project. Research projects that are currently in progress are not eligible. This institute is ideally suited for scholars who are familiar with but not extensively experienced in SoTL research.
During the length of the program, participants will:
- Craft research questions to explore their topic of interest
- Determine type(s) of data needed
- Determine appropriate methods and analysis
- Collect data
- Learn how to analyze data, write up results and conclusions, and prepare manuscripts for publication
Throughout the course of the fellowship, participants will also become familiar with existing scholarly research on teaching and learning and will be encouraged to develop a long-term SoTL research agenda of their own. Equally important, participants will come away with resources that they can use and share on their own campuses as SoTL mentors and advocates.
Fellows must be able attend the USG SoTL Fellows Orientation in Athens, Georgia, which will run concurrently with the USG Teaching & Learning Conference on April 4 - 6, 2018.
Monthly online meetings will be held on Mondays, from 2 - 3 PM during summer, fall, and spring semesters. Fellows must have a commitment from their department chairs that they will be able to attend these meetings. Applicants who are not able to meet at these times should not apply.
Fellows will receive a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the program, as well as complimentary registration to the USG Teaching & Learning Conference. Fellows should confirm with their Department Chair or Chief Academic Officer that they will provide travel funds as needed.
As the USG system allows UGA to nominate only one faculty member (of any rank), we are inviting those interested in applying to the Fellows program to submit their applications to Colleen Kuusinen, Assistant Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, by October 23rd, 2017.
Please submit application materials as one PDF file to Colleen Kuusinen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 23rd at 5pm. One selected applicant will be notified by October 30th and will work with the CTL for submission to the USG system by November 8th.
Applicants should email one PDF document containing 1) their CV and 2) answers to the following questions:
- Why are you interested in becoming a USG SoTL Fellow?
- Describe your previous SoTL experience (i.e. SoTL training, previous projects, etc.).
- List any SoTL work you have published or presented at conferences.
- Describe your idea for your SoTL project. Include as much information as you can to help us understand your project idea. Include your research question and any ideas you have about data collection.
University System of Georgia (USG) selection process
Up to ten slots will be filled as follows based on the number of colleges and universities per sector and the makeup of the applicants:
1 from the Research University Sector (e.g., UGA)
1 from the Comprehensive University Sector
3-4 from the State University Sector
3-4 from the State College Sector
1 participant at large
Participants will be notified by December 1st, 2017.