The Miller Faculty Fellowship has been in existence at Iowa State University since 1996. The competitive grant program supports faculty members to “enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate academic programs of the university and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning”. Over the course of twenty years, the Miller Fellowship Program has funded over $3 million dollars worth of projects to nearly 600 faculty members within each of the colleges of the university. Previous Miller Faculty Fellows have noted that the funding not only improved their undergraduate teaching, but also furthered their professional development when the funds served as seed-funding for external grants, created opportunities for scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and provided other reputation-building opportunities. One former Miller Faculty Fellowship recipient noted-
“Since the Miller Funding, I have written three articles and am currently composing a book. I have also written and obtained a grant from an external agency. This all stemmed from the initial Miller grant funding.”
CELT is now accepting proposals for 2017/2018 Miller Faculty Fellowships
The proposal deadline is Monday, December 5, 2016. Please see Miller Faculty Fellowship Program for 2017 – 2018 for full details. If you have questions, please contact Sara Marcketti, CELT Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in presenting your scholarship of teaching and learning work at a regional conference, I would encourage you to submit a proposal for the 18th Midwest SoTL Conference, which will be held in South Bend, Indiana on April 7, 2017. The conference theme is Big Gifts Come in Small Packages: Small Changes That Work! I’ve attended the conference in the past and found it to be a great opportunity to meet other colleagues involved in SoTL projects in the Midwest. Proposals are due February 3, 2017 and more information is available on the Midwest SoTL Conference website.
We hope to see you there,
Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Director
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching