CFP and Guidelines 2024-2025

Applications are due Monday, March 4 (deadline extended) February 26, 2024 at 11:59 pm. Academic Affairs, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Office of Instructional Technology of St. Edward’s University invite proposals for the 2024-2025 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 2024, Spring 2025, or Summer 2025. Fellows will receive a $1,200 stipend (in three installments across the fellowship year), participate in the Summer 2024 Innovation Institute, which will be held May 2024, 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 2024.

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:

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: 2024-2025 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 where this fellowship counts in your self-evaluation. Decisions will be made by early April.  To prepare your application, review the Application Process & Form Preview 2024-2025.  Decisions will be made by early April.

Need Help? CTE and Instructional Technology will hold an Application and Collaboration Mixer in Holy Cross 105 for faculty preparing applications for the Innovation Fellowship, TLTR Pilots, and/or the Teaching Symposium, February 22, 2:30 – 3:30 pm in Holy Cross 105.

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

  • Jennifer Jefferson, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, jennej at stedwards dot edu
  • Rebecca Frost Davis, Associate Vice President of Digital Learning, rebeccad at stedwards dot edu