Answers from a Fellow
What interested you about this fellowship?
Besides the obvious financial aspect, one thing that attracted me to this fellowship was the accountability. It started right from the start that there would be regular meetings where we could share our progress on our project. I think this was really helpful to keep me on track. Seeing that the other fellowship recipients were also moving forward was the added pressure that I needed to stay on target.
What would you say the largest takeaway was for you? What was your biggest learning moment?
The most interesting learning moments were hearing what my colleagues were doing and how they were approaching their project. Even if someone was in an area completely unrelated to mine, I found something that I could potentially use for my own project or in my classes. In addition, the support and the sharing of resources, in particular tech stuff, from both the recipients and the HUB leaders were very helpful.
Now at the end of the fellowship, why would you recommend this fellowship to a colleague?
I would first mention the accountability that came as part of the fellowship. It’s so easy to delay work until the last minute because we have so many things to do. The fellowship provides a structure to make us on track. At the same time, it provides a place for us to present our project to a group of people who are encouraging and supportive but also constructive in their suggestions and questions.
Any advice for other educators? Do you have any tips or tools to pass along?
Don’t hesitate to apply, even if you don’t have a very precise idea of your project. Everyone is there to help you work through questions you have and ask questions to help and/or push you farther. If you have a clear idea or project, it’s also great to hear what others have to say about it. Either way, it will be beneficial.
Thank you for the insights:
Anne Violin-Wigent, Romance and Classical Studies
2020-2021 Hub Faculty Fellow
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