The purpose of the CAPE Fellowship Program in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) is to recognize superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence and preeminence in the area of teaching and learning at Nova Southeastern University. By conferring fellowships, the college proclaims its pride in the accomplishments and personal dedication of its faculty. The honor is conferred upon faculty members who have achieved local, national, and/or international prominence and that have earned distinguished reputations through significant contributions in the areas of teaching and learning.
To be eligible for selection as a faculty fellow, a full-time faculty member who has at least three years of service in the PCHCS at NSU, and is an assistant professor, associate professor or a full professor who demonstrates evidence of the following:
Final candidates are evaluated by the CAPE Fellowship and Awards Committee, which then forwards its recommendations to the CAPE Executive Council. The Executive Council then votes on the candidates. Selected candidates are then put to the full Academy membership for a vote of approval. Fellowship bestowal is granted by an affirmative vote of the majority of the members.
A CAPE Fellowship appointment is for three years with renewal every three years. Renewal applications are reviewed by the members of the CAPE Executive Council, whose majority decision for renewal is final.
At the initial appointment, fellows may apply for an innovation award of $5000. This scholarly endeavor award will consist of $1000 stipend and $4000 innovation award to be used over three years. Upon completion of three-year innovation award, Fellows have the ability to apply to become Distinguished Fellow based on the quality and level of dissemination of their research work.
Generally, fellowship candidates should demonstrate:
Leadership Experience and Potential—Applicant demonstrates (in academic, work, volunteer or other settings) the ability to influence and align others towards effective teaching and learning goals, and to effectively bridge the public, private and academic arenas.
The selection of Fellows is a highly selective process based on merit. Candidates provide evidence of both exceptional teaching and outstanding scholarship-related teaching and learning (research, peer-reviewed presentations, peer-reviewed publications, grants) and are also evaluated for their potential to be highly productive mentors to junior faculty. The academy will consider a broad range of criteria in its decision-making including the utilization of Ernest Boyer's scholarship of teaching.
Specifically, candidates should demonstrate: