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.
- Applied Focus—Scientific, technical, analytical and/or policy study is geared towards applied results; ability to relate detailed knowledge in a broader context
- Innovative, Creative approaches—demonstrates new or different perspective to his or her field of study.
- Career Goals and Commitment—Commitment to aggressively pursue and implement effective solutions to improve the quality of the traditional or "flipped" academic classroom; clarity of career goals and realistic vision.
- Communication and Critical Thinking—demonstrates clear communication and problem-solving abilities; ability to translate theoretical concepts into practice; ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
- Prior work and/or volunteer experience- demonstrates involvement in organizing groups or implementing programs; experience in positions of responsibility.
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:
- A consistent track record of significant academic accomplishments in scholarship
- A commitment to advance and promote the CAPE mission
- Interest in developing new teaching strategies to be shared with other colleagues in the college
- Demonstrated interest in innovations in pedagogy, and evidence of sound evaluation strategies for measurable outcomes for effective student learning
- Evidence of sustained achievement in teaching, which means that the candidate's teaching has been recognized in an appropriate professional manner. (Examples include teaching evaluations; teaching awards; contributions to departmental or school curriculum development; presentation of one's teaching innovations at national conferences; publications or funded research on effective teaching methodologies)
- An understanding of the criteria used in evaluating all aspects of the potential for success of the fellowship candidate