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Frances S. Johnson Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award

$850 Total Award
($350 Cash + $500 Educational Materials Stipend)

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the tenth annual Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award, now renamed in honor of Frances S. Johnson, former director of the Faculty Center who passed away in 2008.

As an institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, Rowan University will honor one or two junior faculty who demonstrate innovative and meaningful teaching that promotes student learning.

Any students, faculty, staff, and administrators wishing to encourage a junior faculty member to apply should contact that person directly. No nomination process is required.

Eligibility

Junior faculty includes those tenure-track faculty members who have not received tenure by July 31, 2014. (Those whose tenure officially begins September 1, 2014 are not eligible.)

Criteria

The criteria for selection include:

“Innovative teaching” may involve a particular unit, procedure, course design, use of technology, etc.

Application Process

1) Applicants are required to submit the application form (see below) and a description of no more than a 1500-word of the innovative teaching practice that:

Limited supplemental documents (classroom materials, appropriate student comments that support the innovation, scholarly works you've written about this innovation, etc.) may also be included beyond the 1500-word limit.

2) Send applications electronically to Clarissa Shoemaker (shoemakerc@rowan.edu) in the Faculty Center, James Hall.
 
3) Contact Sanford Tweedie for more information or with additional questions at tweedie@rowan.edu.

Review Process

Former award winners will review applications. The award will be announced at the New Faculty Orientation in August.

*Educational Materials Stipend must be used by June 30, 2015

 

 

Frances S. Johnson Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award

Application Form

 

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

 

Name: 

Department:

Department phone number:

Home phone number:

Email:

Year hired:

 

In submitting this application, I am verifying that I have not have received tenure at Rowan or any other university by July 31, 2014.

In no more than 1500 words and using the following subheadings, describe your fulfillment of the criteria for the Junior Faculty Innovative Teaching Award:

Context for the teaching methodology and its implementation

 
Why this technique is innovative

 

Evidence of impact on students

 

Limited supplemantal documents (classroom materials, appropriate student comments that support the innovation, scholarly works you've written about this innovation, etc.) Can NOT exceed 5 pages.

 

*Educational Materials Stipend must be used by June 30, 2015.