CFP and Guidelines 2020-2021

The Office of Academic Affairs, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Munday Library, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, and the Office of Instructional Technology of St. Edward’s University invite proposals for the 2020-2021 Innovation Fellowship to advance the vision of Strategic Plan 2022

“At St. Edward’s University, every student will explore transformational pathways to knowledge, experience, understanding and achievement.”

These fellowships will support full-time faculty who need time, resources, and support to design or revise classes to be taught in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021.  Fellows will receive a $1200 stipend, participate in the Summer 2020 Innovation Institute, which will be held May 18-29, 2020, and join a community of faculty fellows focused on pedagogical innovation. 

You may apply for this opportunity, even if you have already applied for and received a Presidential Excellence Award for the summer of 2020.

We encourage applications that indicate one’s interest in course design processes and that highlight a desire to create enriching experiences for students.  Particular areas of focus for this iteration of Innovation Fellows are within the following areas:

  • Integrative Learning: Developing projects to help students make a variety of connections across classroom, co-curricular, and community opportunities
  • Online General Education Course Offerings: Creating flexible options to help students complete their degrees in a timely manner by offering general education online, especially in the summer
  • Open Educational Resources: Redesigning your course to include open educational resources–materials that are freely available and openly licensed to save students money, improve access to required course materials, and give you more control over the content covered by these materials
  • Refresh and Redesign: Taking stock of a previous course and having the time, space, and resources to reconceive of your approach to the material and develop new conceptual approaches and/or assignments 

Applications  are due February 17.

We have moved from a proposal to a completed application in a google form and emailed support from your Dean and Chair. The application is located here: 2020-2021 Innovation Fellowship. Emails of support can be sent to Jennifer Jefferson at Please submit your materials by February 17, 2020.  

To prepare your application, review the Application Process & Form Preview 2020-2021

If you have any questions about the Innovation Fellowship or would like to discuss possible projects, please contact: