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News: Creative Thinking Faculty Fellowship: Call for Applications



The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Creative Thinking Faculty Fellow for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. This fellowship is intended to: encourage faculty exploration, study, and sharing of pedagogical approaches; advance our understanding and implementation of creative thinking; and highlight the teaching excellence of Centre College faculty members.


Creative Thinking Faculty Fellows will work on a project of their own design during the fellowship year. Projects undertaken by this faculty fellow should focus on a topic that is related to creative thinking, such as risk taking, interdisciplinary learning, global perspectives, experiential learning, or technology enhanced teaching. This fellowship is an opportunity to explore questions of interest or to learn more about creative thinking and pedagogy. One does not need to already be an expert in these pedagogies to apply.


It is expected that the Creative Thinking Faculty Fellow will work in collaboration with CTL to facilitate campus discussion related to the topic throughout the year by organizing seminars or workshops, facilitating learning communities, hosting guest speakers, or other means of intentionally and broadly engaging colleagues. Furthermore, it is expected that the Faculty Fellow will disseminate results of the project across the Centre College community, regionally, and nationally through publications and presentations.


The Faculty Fellow will receive one course release for each of the Fall and Spring terms (2 courses total). In addition, a total of $4,000 will be made available to support the activities of the fellow. The funds are to support: hosting events, such as seminars or guest speakers, on campus; conference travel to present project results; and miscellaneous expenses.


All full-time faculty who have earned tenure and demonstrate commitment to student learning are encouraged to apply.


To apply, please submit the following materials to Sarah Lashley ( by Friday, February 1, 2019:


• A project proposal, which includes the following: a description of the project to be undertaken, including some preliminary ideas for how you may engage your colleagues in this project or topic; a description of your current areas of expertise in teaching and learning; examples of how you have demonstrated commitment to student learning, and; works cited, if appropriate.


• A letter of support from your Division Chair, which includes the following: a statement outlining the feasibility of a course release given program and division needs; examples of how the applicant has demonstrated a commitment to student learning and pedagogy, and; a description of other commitments that may be complimentary to, or inhibit, the applicant’s completion of this project.












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