CITL Faculty Fellows

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Program Overview

The CITL Faculty Fellows program was initiated in 2014 in order to help SLLC faculty members explore new ways to incorporate technology into their teaching and to build a supportive community of engaged teacher-scholars. CITL Fellows meet several times a semester to share ideas and get feedback on projects in development. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $1,000 or be able to use that money for technology-related equipment or travel for professional development. During the 2015-2016 academic year, the focus of the CITL Faculty Fellows will center on online course development. Each participant will identify and develop one or more courses that could be offered online during summer or winter semesters, starting with summer 2016. We will build on best practices learned from the successful implementation of online FREN103, 203, 204, and 301 in order to increase SLLC online course offerings in language, literature and culture.

Program Goals

To encourage faculty to re-envision/re-imagine how a traditional course might be offered in an online environment, especially during the summer and winter terms. Working as a group, we will walk through the process of developing a successful online course, from the conceptual level to the practical applications. In addition to group training sessions, individual and small group consultations will be available.  

During the 2015/16 academic year, CITL Fellows will:

* Meet regularly on a one-on-one basis with the program facilitators as they identify, develop, and refine their online courses.

* Meet as a group with other fellows every two to three weeks during the fall and spring semesters to share experiences, identify essential online tools to be used in their course, and to collaborate with peers on best practices in online teaching.

* Receive financial support (up to $1,000) for technology purchases, professional development expenses, or as a stipend.

* Present their experiences to other faculty members in an annual event such as the SLLC CITL Showcase for Innovative Teaching or the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference held on campus each April.

Program Date: October 2015 - May 2016

Final Application deadline: Monday October 19 by midnight. Please note that an endorsement from the Head of your department and/or the Undergraduate Program Director must accompany your application. Please discuss your idea with your colleagues before applying.

Questions:  If have an idea but would like to discuss it with someone before applying, please make an appointment to discuss your ideas with Janel Brennan. You may also contact Mel Scullen at mscullen@umd.edu with any questions. Online Application: http://go.umd.edu/citlfellows15