The Trent Teaching Fellowship program supports Trent faculty (CUPE and TUFA) as they make substantial, evidence-informed, and scalable changes to their teaching. Each Fellowship comes with a one-time grant of $6,000 that is used over a one to three-year period.
Applicants to the Trent Teaching Fellowship program are required to submit a proposal that explains how they would like to engage in the program, both the duration and stream of the project. Projects last from one to three years, and must be in one of three streams:
- Curriculum (Course Re-design)
- Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (Research Project)
- Professional Development (Course or Training)
Applications are accepted as individuals or pairs.
How to Apply
To apply for a Trent Teaching Fellowship, candidates are asked to submit the following as Word or PDF files in a single email to email@example.com by June 1, 2023:
- Statement of Interest: This statement should outline why you are interested in becoming a Teaching Fellow, including what gaps, needs, and/or challenges your project addresses, what particular skills and experiences help position you to address those, and what differences you hope you will make to teaching and learning within and/or amongst disciplines at Trent as well as to your own development as an educator and as an educational leader. (4 Pages Maximum, Single Spaced)
- Teaching and/or Educational Leadership Philosophy Statement and Evidence of the Impact of Teaching and/or Educational Leadership: This evidence could include details about student learning in or beyond the classroom; courses and/or programs designed and/or redesigned; previous recognitions, nominations, or awards received; or research, service, workshops, presentations, and/or publications related to teaching and learning. (4 Pages Maximum, Single Spaced)
- Proposed budget. For RA contracts, please include 15% for vacation pay and non-discretionary benefits in budget calculations for hourly wage. For example: $25/hr hourly wage x 1.15 = $28.75/hr cost to employer.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Support from Chair, Dean, or colleague: Overview of applicant’s suitability for the Teaching Fellowship program, including their demonstrated impact and/or potential in the areas of exemplary teaching and educational leadership and their ability to actively contribute to the enhancement of teaching and learning at Trent. (2 Pages Maximum, Single Spaced)
Criteria for Selection
- Identifies specific gaps, needs, and/or challenges that could be addressed.
- Details relevant skills and experiences that would help to address the identified gaps, needs, and/or challenges.
- Situates the project within current scholarship (and/or other relevant contexts).
- Articulates compelling vision for positively impacting teaching and learning within and/or amongst disciplines at Trent.
- Articulates compelling vision for their own development as teacher.
- Exhibits a noteworthy range or depth of teaching and/or educational leadership experience.
- Demonstrates a sustained dedication to student learning, engagement, retention, and academic success.
- All application materials consistently showcase experience in and commitment to exemplary teaching and learning.
Submissions are due by June 1, 2023. The new Trent Teaching Fellows will commence as of September 1, 2023. The selection committee will be comprised of past teaching fellows and some members of CTL.
Questions regarding Trent Teaching Fellowships can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.