The Maricopa Institute for Learning Research Fellowship (MILRF) provides up to six (6) residential faculty with an opportunity to investigate significant issues about teaching and learning in their fields. The program is designed to create a community of scholars and provide participants the time, resources, and environment to conduct research on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Participants are expected to:
- design and complete a research project during the year-long fellowship;
- engage in scholarly dialogue about teaching and learning with other Fellows and colleagues; and
- contribute to the field by disseminating findings at relevant professional conferences, publishing in a scholarly journal, and participating in an MCLI podcast/webinar.
All projects should be documentable. This means that the investigation that takes place during the year should result in a tangible product that can be shared and made available to others. Projects must be relevant and extend the scholarship of teaching and learning in a discipline, and have implications beyond the individual classroom.
Support for the Maricopa Institute for Learning Research Fellowship is provided through the Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI). Fellows receive:
- reassigned time for a maximum of three (3) hours for the fall semester and six (6) hours for the spring semester (funded by the MCLI). These hours must be taken as reassigned time from teaching to allow time to truly work, reflect, and think about the respective projects.
- stipends for attending the MILRF summer seminars.
- funds for travel.
- resources (books, articles, web resources, project consultation, meeting space, etc.).
If selected as a Research Fellow, you will be asked to fulfill the following required activities:
- Participation in the fellowship from April of year select to August the following year (17 months)
- Attendance in all workshops and seminars, including the orientation meeting (other workshop dates to be determined)
- Attendance at SoTL Conference during the fall semester. The conference will be funded by the fellowship program.
- Attendance in group meetings scheduled on one Friday afternoon per month, and attendance in individual meetings (scheduled with faculty program coordinator)
- Present at a District faculty development conference
- Submit a manuscript for publication to a wider audience
Learn more about the program and submitting as application.
Call for Proposals
Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs will nominate up to three (3) faculty to apply for the fellowship. You must email your intent to apply, along with a brief summary of your proposal, to your VPAA by Friday, February 7, 2020. If you are nominated by your VPAA, applications must be submitted to Dr. Steven Crawford by Friday, February 21, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. Please submit your proposal via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as a word document attachment or PDF. Late proposals will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.
Publications and Presentations
- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Guide: Dr. Nancy Chick provides an overview and explains the process of engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Chick, N. (n.d.) The SoTL Guide. Retrieved from: https://nancychick.wordpress.com/sotl-guide/
- Innovative Teaching Podcast - South Mountain Community College
- Two Profs in a Pod Poscast - Glendale Community College