The Ursula Williams Faculty Fellowship
Offered by the CSLC and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, the Ursula Williams Faculty Fellowship is a one-semester Fellowship for Professional Specialists in the College of Arts and Letters that focuses on Second Language Acquisition, Technology and Pedagogy.
The Fellowship Entails:
- A course release for the semester of the Fellowship. This course-release time, approximately 8-10 hours a week, should
be devotedto working on Fellowship-related materiel.
- Working closely with CSLC and Kaneb staff over the course of a semester to deepen and enrich the Fellow's understanding of technologies, approaches, and best practices in second language acquisition.
- Producing an
e-Portfolio containing ten (10) artifacts, reflections, and observations related to teaching with technology.
- Developing and completing a research project or a scholarship of teaching and learning study focused on an aspect of the Fellow's own teaching practice.
- Proposing an abstract and, if accepted, presenting a project at The Midwest Conference of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning at IUSB in April.
- Attending a conference on college teaching within 6 months of the Fellowship (funded up to $700). The CSLC highly recommends the
WakonseConference on College Teaching in May.
One-pageexplanation of how the Fellowship will enhance the applicant’s teaching
- A brief statement of teaching philosophy
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of support from the relevant
Department Chairagreeing to a course release if the application is successful
To apply, please send your application materials to Prof.
Past Recipients' Video
Weeks 1 & 2: Introductions
Discuss the Fellow’s teaching philosophy and desired learning outcomes for the Fellowship program
Week 3-6: Technology Workshops
The Fellow will learn about four different
Fellows may select from various topics,
- Presentations (Prezi,
Powerpoint, Slideshare, etc.)
- Video & Audio (
Screencasting, Dubbing, Subtitling, etc.)
- Mobile Devices
- Social Media
- Data Visualizations
- Or Another Topic Suggested by Applicant and Approved by Director of the CSLC
Draft a research project in consultation with a Kaneb/CSLC
Week 7-9: Guided-Study in Pedagogy Topic
The Fellow will investigate three different topics related to pedagogy and how they apply to the language classroom. For these guided-studies, Fellows will 1) read an assigned article, 2) meet with a mentor to discuss the topic and
Fellows may select from the following topics:
- Remix: Creating Media-Rich Assignments
- Online Teaching and Learning
- Effective & Efficient Grading
- Mobile Assisted Language Learning
- Understanding ACTFL
- Communicative Learning Strategies
- The Affective Filter in Second Language Learning
- Revising Your Teaching Philosophy to Include Technology
Week 10-12: Language Course Observations
Fellows will observe three language classes and report on the strategies in use.
Week 14 & 15
Final review of research project and ePortfolio in consultation with Kaneb/CSLC adviser
Present Final Project to CSLC Staff, Kaneb Staff and home Department Chair and DUS
Spring Semester Following Fellowship
Attend Conference on College Teaching
Submit a Proposal to Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (IUSB)
Attend and, if accepted, Present at the Midwest Conferenceon SoTL