The award for a Sustainability Course Development Fellowship is up to $8,000. If joint awards are made, recipients will share the award. Recipients are expected to devote the equivalent of eight weeks full-time to their project during the summer immediately following the award. It is expected that they will not engage in teaching or administrative activities during that period. Recipients are also expected to engage with other fellows and members of the IUB sustainability community, to submit a summary report to the Office of Sustainability at the end of the fall semester following the award, and to formally disseminate the results of their instructional development project to other IU faculty.
The Application Procedures
A complete application consists of:
- The proposal prepared by the applicant(s): Proposal descriptions must be written in clear, effective prose, and are limited to 1,500 words. A detailed plan of work should be outlined. Be aware that the Review Committee is composed of faculty members who are unlikely to be specialists in the applicant’s field. The proposal should indicate whether the course is a graduate, undergraduate or cross-listed course. The proposal should indicate anticipated enrollment in the course and how the course fits within the curriculum of the instructor’s home department/unit.
- Current curriculum vitae
- A list of previous courses (titles) taught and enrollments for the last two years
- Evidence of quality of teaching (e.g., a summary of student evaluations, peer reviews, a brief teaching statement); five (5) pages maximum5. Two recommendation forms: The department (unit) support statement and one additional recommendation should be completed on forms found in the application packet.
- Two recommendation forms: The department (unit) support statement and one additional recommendation should be completed on forms found in the application packet.
Evaluation of the Proposal
Members of the Review Committee are instructed to rate each proposal on the basis of the following criteria. The applicant is therefore urged to discuss the proposed work in relation to each of the criteria, providing information about the project in the context of his/her department, the discipline, and the University.
- level of engagement with existing sustainability-related programs
- instructional need
- timeliness (competency of investigator, likelihood of accomplishment, use of appropriate technology, if any)
- number/percentage of students affected
- departmental support (how project relates to departmental goals and other intitiatives)
- clarity, detail, and coherence of projected description
The Review Process
A faculty committee will review applications within a month of the deadline, and awards will be announced by the end of the spring semester.
Instructions: Submit a SINGLE digital file (Adobe pdf or Word document) containing:
- This application (all items listed above)
- Current curriculum vitae, and other relevant information about the professional activities of each participant
- Supporting letters of recommendation
No late submissions will be accepted.