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Graduate College Fellows Program: Call for applications

ASU faculty should apply for the Graduate College Fellows Program.


Professor Hamid Marvi works with graduate students

Professor Hamid Marvi speaks with mechanical engineering graduate student Hailey Burch and mechanical engineering senior Clayton Brenner.

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January 28, 2020

The Graduate College is accepting applications for the 2020-21 Graduate College Fellows Program. The purpose of this initiative is to foster interdisciplinary curriculum innovations in graduate education that will benefit graduate students across Arizona State University.

The principal focus of the yearlong fellowship period is to design and develop innovative graduate learning experiences that satisfy core curricular or other kinds of program requirements, including electives, research training, field experiences or culminating experiences, as well as other key areas of graduate education such as professional and career preparation and development. These innovations should have an interdisciplinary nature and emphasize impact.

The program is open to ASU faculty members of the Academic Assembly who work with graduate students and have an interest in designing programs or curricula for them. Two fellows will be selected and collaborations between them welcomed as appropriate. Fellows will spend the fall semester in collaborative design and consultation with Graduate College faculty and staff. In the spring semester, fellows will pilot their curricular innovations. Fellows are also expected to participate in the life of the Graduate College enough to become familiar with its values and strategic initiatives.

Benefits of the yearlong fellowship include:

• The opportunity to conceptualize new interdisciplinary curriculum innovations that will be made available to all graduate students.

• A deeper experience of the Graduate College culture, strategic initiatives and resources that can benefit your home graduate students.

• For serving as Graduate College Faculty Fellow you will receive supplemental pay in the amount of $10,000 ($5,000 each if jointly applied) paid over the period, August 2020 through May 2021. This appointment is in addition to your other faculty and administrative appointments at Arizona State University. 

To apply:

Prospective fellows should apply (individually or in teams of no more than two) submitting the following:

1. A two-page (single-spaced, 12-point font) proposal narrative describing the problem that the interdisciplinary graduate curriculum innovation will address and the rationale for its selection, including a description of how the fellows’ innovation will enrich graduate learning. Priority will be given to proposals that leverage ASU existing resources; focus on bringing together knowledge from more than one distinct discipline or approach; and attend to ASU’s charter priorities of inclusion relative to applicant experience base, student access and public value.

2. A 500-word description of the pedagogical approach to be used in the proposed curriculum innovation.

3. Background on the applicant(s): (a) Three-page CV, (b) 300-word history or experiences with proposed innovation.

4. A letter of support from the appropriate unit director(s).

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 20Submit application materialsCreate one document for your application and include your name in the title of the submitted document.

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