The Teaching Fellows Institute (TFI) encourages innovation, technology, and evidence-based practices to support initiatives that promote student success and advance key institutional objectives at Nevada State College. This intensive six-week summer program unites faculty and staff from across the campus to work on individual or small-group projects. Although a variety of projects are welcomed and encouraged, we are particularly interested in proposals that include one or more of the following:
1. Integrate support services (e.g. library, advising, course assistants, career services) into a course or academic endeavor;
2. Develop what the Association of American Colleges & Universities calls “High-Impact Educational Practices.” These practices include First-Year Seminars, Common Intellectual Experiences, Learning Communities, Writing-Intensive Courses, Collaborative Assignments and Projects, Undergraduate Research, Diversity/Global Learning, Service Learning, Internships, and Capstone Courses;
3. Improve online teaching and learning outcomes.
Competitive proposals will:
Selected applicants will work together for six weeks to bring their projects to fruition. We’ll meet twice a week for approximately three hours per session, although projects often require additional work beyond the fixed meeting times. During each session, there will be a brief presentation about innovation in teaching. In addition, members of the CTLE team will be present for consultations. As compensation, thanks to the generous funding from the Office of the Provost, each Teaching Fellow will be awarded a stipend of $3000.
Examples of previous TFI projects include: