What Are RCO Faculty Fellowships?
RCO Faculty Fellowships are course re-design, teaching, and professional development service appointments with the RCO in the UTLC. A RCO Faculty Fellow is a faculty member who maintains an appointment in his/her home department but also has proposed teaching a general education course with innovative pedagogy in the Residential Colleges (RCs). In addition to re-designing and teaching the course, the RCO Faculty Fellow will attend the Summer Teaching Institute at UNCG, propose and offer a professional development service, and provide a summary report at the conclusion of the fellowship. In consultation with the RCO Faculty Fellow’s department head, the re-designed course will also be taught in the RCO Faculty Fellow’s department within one year of completing the fellowship.
Financial Arrangement: For each three-credit course to be taught “in load” by a RCO Faculty Fellow, $4000 will be provided to the home unit to be used at the discretion of the unit. In addition, the RCO Faculty Fellow will receive a $1700 summer stipend (with half paid in the summer of the course re-design and half paid in the summer following the fellowship), for re-designing the course and designing the professional development service.
- October 15: RCO Faculty Fellow Application is available.
- October 15 – December 15: RCO Coordinator recruits interested RCO Faculty Fellows for the following fall and spring semesters.
- December 15: Deadline for interested faculty to submit a proposal that includes a description of the course innovation and an affirmation that his/her Department Head and Dean have been informed of the financial arrangement.
- January 1: RCO Faculty Fellowships are announced.
- January 1 – February 5: RCO Faculty Fellows and associated Department Heads and Deans sign a contract describing the agreement.
- February 5 (Deadline to submit to UTLC Curriculum Committee): RCO Faculty Fellows submit course re-design proposals.
- May 11 – 12: RCO Faculty Fellows attend the UNCG Summer Teaching Institute.
- August 1: The first half ($850) of the summer stipend is distributed after receipt of the re-designed course syllabi. Funds ($4000) are transferred to the home units of each RCO Faculty Fellow teaching a fall course.
- December 15: Funds ($4000) are transferred to the home units of each RCO Faculty Fellow teaching a spring course.
- June 1: The second half ($850) of the summer stipend is distributed after completion of professional development service and receipt of the final report on the fellowship.
Who Are the Current RCO Faculty Fellows?
The RCO Faculty Fellows teach innovatively re-designed general education courses in the RCs and provide professional development service for faculty across campus:
|Pamela Ladrow (PSY): Dr. Pamela Ladrow is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Ladrow re-designed PSY 230: Biological Psychology to incorporate case studies to enhance student understanding, relevancy, and application and is piloting this re-designed course in Spring 2017. Also in Spring 2017, Dr. Ladrow is offering a faculty workshop based on her work. Learn more about Dr. Ladrow.|
|G. Jay Lennartson (GEO): Dr. G. Jay Lennartson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography. Dr. Lennartson re-designed GEO 103: Introduction to Earth Science to incorporate Team-Based Learning (TBL) and is piloting this course as RCO 255 in Spring 2017. Also in Spring 2017, Dr. Lennartson is offering the faculty brown-bag Enhancing Experiential Learning in the Great Outdoors by using Team-Based- Learning and Flipped-Classroom Strategies. Learn more about Dr. Lennartson.|
|Gregory Grieve (REL): Dr. Gregory Grieve is the Department Head and an Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department. Dr. Grieve re-designed REL 109: Religion and Contemporary Culture to gamify the course using the web-based application classcraft and is piloting this course as RCO 203 in Spring 2016. Additionally in Spring 2016, Dr. Grieve is offering the faculty workshop Eureka! Writing Scheme on helping students craft quality research papers. Learn more about Dr. Grieve.|
|Jessica McCall (CST): Dr. Jessica McCall is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Studies Department. Dr. McCall re-designed CST 105: Introduction to Communication Studies to incorporate more critical thinking, emphasize the importance of public communication (not just public speaking), and deepen the analyses of experiences and material. Dr. McCall also facilitated the piloting of this course in Fall 2015 and is offering the faculty workshop Re-Design: Opportunities and Complexities in Spring 2016. Learn more about Dr. McCall.|
|Joanne Murphy (CCI): Dr. Joanne Murphy is an Assistant Professor in the Classical Studies Department. Dr. Murphy re-designed CCI 205: Mythology to, intentionally, incorporate components of the undergraduate research process into the course and is piloting this course as RCO 224 in Spring 2016. Additionally in Spring 2016, Dr. Murphy is offering a workshop for faculty on incorporating and teaching undergraduate research in large classes. Learn more about Dr. Murphy.|
|Elizabeth Perrill (ART): Dr. Elizabeth Perrill is an Associate Professor in the Art Department. Dr. Perrill designed and is piloting a new blended course, Ceramics in America, Pottery in North Carolina, as RCO 202 in Spring 2016. Additionally in Spring 2016, Dr. Perrill is offering a series of public lectures that bring national and international artists to campus to talk about ceramic creation and history. Learn more about Dr. Perrill.|
How Do I Apply for a RCO Faculty Fellowship?
Applications for the 2017-2018 RCO Faculty Fellowships are being accepted until December 15, 2016. Please consult with your department head and dean regarding the conditions of the fellowship before submitting your application. Apply here.