Learning and Teaching Commons Faculty Scholar

The Learning and Teaching Commons Faculty Scholar fellowship supports the mission and purpose of the Learning and Teaching Commons to promote a generative culture of interdisciplinary teaching and learning that is student-centered, equity-minded, and committed to access and excellence. This nine-month, half-time* position provides a faculty member with the opportunity to work on a project of their design, while also providing direct support to the Commons programming. 


The Learning & Teaching Commons (LTC) Faculty Scholar is a nine-month half-time* appointment available to all regular faculty members on a continuing contract. The position offers half-time release from teaching and may be combined with other half-time opportunities for a full-time release. During the time of appointment, the position responsibilities are divided between direct support for Commons programming and the development of a project of the candidate’s design that advances learning and teaching at Evergreen. Consideration will be given to the candidates’ qualifications, the potential impact of the proposed project, and the impact on the curriculum.

*The half-time arrangement will vary depending on teaching commitments. The ideal arrangement includes at least one quarter of full time service. Examples of potential teaching arrangements are illustrated in the images below (click to enlarge).

Examples of half-time teaching arrangements

Application & Eligibility

The Learning and Teaching Commons Faculty Scholar position is open to all faculty on full-time contracts in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding: Faculty Alternate Work Assignments (PDF).

Each applicant should submit the following materials to provost@evergreen.edu by January 17, 2022.

  • 1-2 page statement of interest that describes your engagement and impact on teaching and learning including,
    • preferred fellowship year (22-23 and/or 23-24)
    • recent participation in professional development activities.
    • experience incorporating equity-producing instructional strategies in your teaching practice.
    • knowledge of and experience using equity-producing teaching frameworks and strategies.
    • experience advancing inclusive teaching practices with colleagues and/or peers.
  • 1-2 page proposal for an innovative project that advances inclusive student learning at Evergreen with an emphasis on increasing student access to learning environments that incorporate equity-producing and culturally-relevant teaching practices.

Potential projects:

Your application can include any project that advances inclusive student learning. Projects with high potential to increase student access to learning environments that incorporate equity-producing and culturally-relevant teaching practices will be given priority.

  • Developing workshops or online modules to support adoption of culturally-relevant teaching practices
  • Developing equity-minded teaching materials that faculty can integrate into their courses or programs
  • Developing workshops or online modules on faculty advising and mentorship in support of our Holistic Advising initiative
  • Assist the Associate Dean of Climate & Belonging Education in developing and implementing state-mandated, campus-wide DEI and anti-racism trainings

Timeline

  • November 1: Call for applications released
  • January 15: Application Deadline
  • March 1: Award notification