As a former FAST fellow, I highly recommend this program! In addition to being introduced to the concepts and practices of scholarly teaching, you will also have the opportunity to implement this knowledge through designing and conducting your own Teaching as Research (TAR) Project. The FAST fellow program also utilizes a COM approach. As you develop and implement your TAR project, you will receive input from a cohort of peers and faculty mentors, as well as be introduced to the Teaching & Learning Community with its wealth of resources. If you have any interest in a teaching-related career, you will want to take advantage of this opportunity. – Bethany Huot
Applications are now being accepted for the Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellowship Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The FAST Program is for doctoral students with interests in teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education who are enrolled in programs associated with the Colleges of Natural Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Engineering, Social Science, and Veterinary Medicine or whose college or department has an approved Certification in College Teaching Program. This program was developed in response to the national need to prepare future faculty for the changing needs and expectations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. FAST also complements the efforts of the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) project (an NSF and Graduate School funded project involving MSU and 42 other research-intensive universities).
The primary goals of the FAST Fellowship Program are to provide opportunities for a diverse group of doctoral students to have mentored teaching experiences and gain familiarity with materials on teaching and assessment techniques (http://grad.msu.edu/fast/). For further information, please see the attached Program Description and Application Form and/or the website.
Applications are due: March 20, 2017.
For more information contact: Dr. Rique Campa at: email@example.com.