Applications are now being accepted for the MUS Teaching Scholars program
Applications are now being accepted for the MUS Teaching Scholars program. The deadline to apply is Oct. 25.
Each year, the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education recognizes a select group of faculty at all stages of their careers who have made exemplary contributions to high-quality teaching and learning and who demonstrate commitment to making the transformative experiences of higher education accessible and achievable for a diverse student body.
The goals of the MUS Teaching Scholars program are to elevate excellent teaching and learning as the signature feature of an MUS education and to continuously advance the profound impact of high-quality teaching on individuals as they apply their talents and knowledge locally and globally.
As part of the MUS Teaching Scholars program, awarded faculty will design and lead faculty learning communities (FLC) around the annual MUS Teaching Scholars theme, contribute scholarship and reflections on teaching and learning, and participate in system-wide MUS Teaching Scholars activities such as a speaker series and a system-wide symposium on teaching and learning. This year's theme is "Innovation in Teaching and Learning."
Applications include three parts: an online form, a letter of application and FLC proposal, and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s department chair, dean, or provost. Application letters should be a up to two pages and should address faculty member’s commitment to and examples of innovation in teaching and learning that shares the principles identified in theme and a proposal for the faculty learning community (FLC) to be conducted in Spring 2022. Strong proposals describe a particular challenge that the FLC will address, learning outcomes for the FLC, and how the work of the FLC advances innovation in the service of equitable student outcomes.
To apply visit https://mus.edu/che/arsa/mus-teaching-scholars/apply.html.