Opportunities with RCO

The RCO offers a variety of opportunities for faculty to be involved in their pedagogical development.

How Can I Learn from the Evidence-Based Practices Utilized in the RCs?

The RCO offers the following learning opportunities for faculty: 

How Can I Get Involved in Teaching in the RCs?

The RCO offers the following teaching appointments in the RCs:

RCO Faculty Fellow Appointments:

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 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.

Timeline:

  1. October 15: RCO Faculty Fellow Application is available.
  2. October 15 – December 15: RCO Coordinator recruits interested RCO Faculty Fellows for the following fall and spring semesters.
  3. 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.
  4. January 1: RCO Faculty Fellowships are announced.
  5. January 1 – February 5: RCO Faculty Fellows and associated Department Heads and Deans sign a contract describing the agreement.
  6. February 5 (Deadline to submit to UTLC Curriculum Committee): RCO Faculty Fellows submit course re-design proposals.
  7. May 11 – 12: RCO Faculty Fellows attend the UNCG Summer Teaching Institute.
  8. 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.
  9. December 15: Funds ($4000) are transferred to the home units of each RCO Faculty Fellow teaching a spring course.
  10. 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.

RCO Instructor Appointments:

A RCO Instructor is a faculty member who maintains an appointment in his/her home department but also teaches RCO general education or core courses in the RCs (and may develop and/or engage in co-curricular experiences with RC students).

Financial Arrangement: For each three-credit course to be taught “in load” by a RCO Instructor, $4000 will be provided to the home unit (or directly to the faculty member if an adjunct) to be used at the discretion of the unit.

Timeline:

  1. October 15 – December 15: RCO Coordinator recruits interested RCO Instructors for the following fall and spring semesters.
  2. December 15 – January 1: RCO Instructors inform their Department Heads and Deans of the opportunity and the financial arrangement.
  3. January 1 – February 5: RCO Instructors and associated Department Heads and Deans sign a contract describing the agreement.
  4. February 5 (Deadline to submit to UTLC Curriculum Committee): RCO Instructors submit course proposals, if applicable.
  5. August 1: Funds ($4000) are transferred to the home units of RCO Instructors teaching fall courses.
  6. December 15: Funds ($4000) are transferred to the home units of RCO Instructors teaching spring courses.