CFP and Guidelines 2023-2024

The Provost, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Office of Instructional Technology of St. Edward’s University invite proposals for the 2023-2024 Innovation Fellowship to advance the vision of Strategic Plan 2027: 

St. Edward’s University, a Holy Cross, Catholic institution, will improve lives and transform communities by providing an education focused on excellence and distinguished quality that prepares students to create a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

These fellowships will support full-time, contracted faculty members who want to be part of a learning community to explore new pedagogical approaches and have dedicated time to design or revise classes to be taught in Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024.  Fellows will receive a $1,200 stipend (in three installments across the fellowship year), participate in the Summer 2023 Innovation Institute, which will be held May 15-26, 2023, and join a community of faculty fellows focused on pedagogical innovation with activities throughout the fellowship year

You may apply for this opportunity, even if you have already applied for and received a Presidential Excellence Award for the summer of 2023.

We encourage applications that indicate one’s interest in course design and/or revision 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 connected to academic excellence and distinction:

  • Experiential and/or Austin-based pedagogy: Incorporate new approaches, activities, and/or Austin-based content that can provide students with a richer academic experience.
  • Inclusive and Antiracist Teaching: Incorporate equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist practices, such as including Open Educational Resources (OER); adopting Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles; or working toward inclusive and anti-racist content and assessment practices.
  • Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy: Integrate any one of a range of technology-enhanced approaches to teaching and learning, such as having students engage with technology for knowledge production, creativity, or digital research methods; developing students’ digital and information literacy and skills; shifting content and activities online to promote active learning in and out of the classroom; creating or adapting courses to be offered online; or including innovative technologies.

Applications  are due Monday, February 27 March 6, 2023–deadline extended due to ice storm

Applicants are asked to complete an online form with required responses totaling less than 1,000 words to limit the amount of time required to complete it. The application form is located here: 2023-2024 Innovation Fellowship Application Form. Part of the application process is to communicate your intent to apply to your chairs and deans; please do so in advance of submitting the application and clarify with them the area where it counts in your self-evaluation.To prepare your application, review the Application Process & Form Preview 2023-2024.  Decisions will be made by early April.

Need Help? CTE and Instructional Technology will hold an Application and Collaboration Mixer on Wednesday, February 22, 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Holy Cross 105 for faculty preparing applications for the Innovation Fellowship, TLTR Pilots, and/or the Teaching Symposium.

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