The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is currently accepting applications for our next cohort of Faculty Fellows. Please see the Proposal Process section below for directions on how to apply.
The program’s most focused activity will take place during the summer of 2019, but Fellows are encouraged to extend their engagement with the Hub during the 2019-2020 academic year if their project warrants it.
The purpose of the Hub Faculty Fellows program is to provide an opportunity to faculty to work on a project that will improve the learning experience for students at MSU.
Successful topics will address one or more of the following issues:
- Enable the faculty member to initiate a project designed to reimagine a learning experience at MSU.
- Help to create an intellectual community interested in student learning.
- Support directed research and development focused on learning with technology.
In the past, Fellows have benefited from spending time “in residence” at the Hub on a regular basis, particularly during the summer. Presence often facilitates the conversations that we believe are necessary to a successful experience. The Fellow’s project will be folded into the Hub’s workflow for the summer in order to facilitate conversation.
Proposal Process and Selection
Fellowships are awarded based on the quality and fit of the project project proposal. Proposals for Fellowships will remain open until May 8, 2019.
Fellow applications must be endorsed by the faculty member’s department chair or dean. We want projects to be aligned with innovation efforts within units. We also ask that units commit to one month of summer salary for each Fellow or an equivalent level of support that will facilitate the project. We believe that an intensive month of work in the summer followed by a modest effort throughout the year will lead to successful outcomes.
The Hub will commit resources to support needs for projects, such as technology support and/or the allocation of a team to support the Fellow. Those decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Fellow.
Each Faculty Fellow is responsible for participating with our team to achieve the agreed upon goals of the project. In addition to meeting these agreed upon expectations, we ask that Fellows also:
- Complete a project that speaks to learning and teaching innovation.
- Propose a session for the annual Teaching and Learning Spring Conference.
- Host a Fellows’ Hour session to assist in making connections and spawning new initiatives.
- Contribute to the Hub blog to share work while in progress.
- Participate in the creation of publications or presentations.
- Participate with Hub in an ongoing fashion for the duration of the 12 month appointment in an appropriate way.
- Have fun and share in a collaborative learning environment.
Current Hub Faculty Fellows are listed below. Past Hub Faculty Fellows are also available.
The Graduate School and MSU Hub welcome fellows to apply for their fellowship program. In partnership with the Hub, fellows will work on various projects throughout the university to learn more about higher education and its facilitation.
Each fellowship begins with learning about the kind of work done at the Hub; fellows become participant observers with faculty and academic staff, where they get the chance to fine-tune creative skill sets (i.e. branding, social media strategy, etc.) through disseminating information about these educational design projects. Later in the fellowship, fellows will develop their own research or assessment projects to demonstrate their learning, which will be shared publicly.
For a one-year fellowship, each fellow will receive $5,000, to be paid over two semesters.
How to Apply
The 2018 application period is now closed, please look for future opportunities to become a Hub Grad Fellow.
Contact Sarah Gretter (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ITMSU-HUB in the subject line with questions.
See the stellar list of Past Hub Graduate Fellows.