The Graduate School and The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University welcome you to learn with us, influence the future of higher education, and further develop as leaders and public scholars by becoming a Graduate School/MSU Hub fellow.
Through the fellowship, graduate students will be exposed to intellectual spaces at MSU where innovation in teaching and learning is occurring – within collaborative projects between academic units and The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology (“the Hub”). The core work of the Hub is anchored in educational design projects that are a part of a larger university-wide effort to improve teaching, learning and student success. Some examples of projects include (but are not limited to):
- College of Veterinary Medicine Curriculum Redesign
- New Student Transitions
- Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Initiative
- My Spartan Story Platform
- The #iteachmsu Commons
What is involved in the Fellowship?
Each fellow will develop skills in design thinking, teaching and learning innovation, and public scholarship and outreach. The first part of the fellowship will be focused on learning about the work of the Hub and being a participant-observer with faculty and academic staff working on educational design projects. Fellows will then continue working with one project for the remainder of the fellowship year. Across the fellowship, fellows will fine-tune and utilize creative skill sets (e.g., design thinking, prototyping, communication strategy) to disseminate what is being learned through these educational design projects. The goal of this dissemination will be to build excitement about innovative work with fellow graduate students. Each fellow will receive $5,000 to support their work (to be paid over two semesters).
Who should apply to be a Fellow?
Successful applicants will have a proven commitment to and passion for pedagogy and teaching and how institutions like MSU can best support high-quality teaching, learning and student success. We are seeking applicants with a record of proactive attention (through workshops or other professional development experiences) to improving their ability to teach in postsecondary education. Successful applicants will also have experience with and/or demonstrate openness to developing creative skillsets to share best practices in teaching. Finally, we are seeking applicants expressing interest in becoming instructional leaders (people who educate others about high-quality teaching and learning) and/or public scholars: individuals who share their disciplinary expertise (and its relevance) to audiences beyond the confines of the university.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a program leading to a Ph.D., be in good academic standing, and making progress on their degrees.
How to apply:
Information on how to apply will be available on April 24. Applications are due by May 24, 2020. Submissions must include:
- An updated CV
- A Complete Graduate School/Hub Fellowship Application form. NOTE: In this application, you will need to get signatures of both your department chair (or graduate program director) and your graduate advisor.
Previous Fellows are eligible to reapply and should describe and justify what further activities associated with their project(s) they will pursue during the additional fellowship year.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from both The Graduate School and the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. Deadline for applications is May 24, 2020.
View the stellar list of Past Hub Graduate Fellows.