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Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows

About the Faculty Fellows

Each year the Office of Undergraduate Studies sponsors an opportunity for a small cohort of faculty to participate in a faculty learning community addressing an important issue relevant to undergraduate education. The Office of Undergraduate Studies leads the weekly learning community meetings. In the coming year we will collaborate with the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Faculty Fellows will receive $2,500 in 2017-18 in recognition of their contributions to improving undergraduate learning. For participation in the following year as a Carillon Community professor (and in each subsequent year that they participate as a Carillon Community professor), faculty will receive a stipend of $5,000, and their departments will receive $10,000 to support a teaching assistant. I-Series seats offered in Carillon Communities count toward college targets. The preferred arrangement is a dedicated I-Series class (with up to 60 students) for Carillon Communities; however, arrangements can be made to have particular sections within a larger I-Series course designated for a Carillon Community.

Faculty proposing a new course will receive the usual $5,000 I-Series course development funding after the course is approved by the General Education I-Series Faculty Board and the course is offered for the first time. All Carillon and I-Series funding will be transferred to the faculty member’s department.

Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows must be on campus for the fall 2017 semester and available for open house events in the spring 2018 semester. Faculty Fellows must be committed to playing an active role in the UGST Faculty Fellows Learning community and to teaching a Carillon Community I-Series course.

Call for Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows 2017-2018:
Creating Community from the I-Series Experience

Each year the Office of Undergraduate Studies sponsors an opportunity for a small cohort of faculty to participate in a faculty learning community addressing an important issue relevant to undergraduate education. The Office of Undergraduate Studies leads the weekly learning community meetings. In the coming year we will collaborate with the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Please consider submitting an application to join the Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows 2017-2018 to investigate Creating Community from the I-Series Experience.

Tenured, tenure-track and professional-track faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: July 17, 2017.


Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows for 2016-2017
Academic Integrity and Student Learning

Fellows: John Buchner, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Romel Gomez, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Karen Hallows, Finance, Katherine Izak, National Center for Study of Terrorism and Response to Terror, Angela Jones, Bioengineering, Erin Moody, Economics, Alan Peel, Astronomy, Yanir Rubinstein, Mathematics, Linda Schmidt, Mechanical Engineering, Anne Simon, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Katherine Stanutz, English, and Kerry Trip, Family Sciences.

Past Faculty Fellows

Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows 2015-2016: Learning from Student Work

Fellows: Alan Neustadtl, Sociology; Catherine VanNetta, Biology; David Tomblin, College Park Scholars; Doug Kern, English; Jo Paoletti, American Studies; Kasso Okoudjou, Mathematics; Keryn Gedan, Biology; Kimberly Coles, English; Richard Yi, Psychology; Sarah Mallory; Education


Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows 2014-2015: The Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching a Large Enrollment Course

Fellows: Peggy Antonisse, Linguistics; Progyan Basu, Accounting; Tonia Bleam, Linguistics; David Buehrle, Physics; James Butler, Behavioral & Community Health; Kenneth Frauwirth, Biology; Lee Friedman, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Frances Gulick, Mathematics; Michael Keller, Biology; Susan Moeller, Journalism; Dan Moller, Philosophy; Justicia Opoku, Biology; L. Jen Shaffer, Anthropology; and Patricia Shields, Biology

In previous years the Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows existed as the Lilly Fellows.


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