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Hamilton Family Fellowship for Teaching with New Media

The James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, in collaboration with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, is pleased to announce a unique semester-long fellowship opportunity for faculty who are interested in teaching with new instructional technologies.  One fellowship will be awarded for either Fall 2007 or Spring 2008.  The fellowship will provide a semester of leave time for the recipient to work on his/her project.

The Hamilton Family Fellowship will be funded by the Johnston Center and hosted by the Institute, where the recipient will participate in a weekly lunchtime seminar to share ideas with colleagues from various disciplines.

Proposals:  Projects should promote the use of new media to enrich undergraduate teaching and learning, either within the classroom or beyond.  Faculty might use the fellowship to revise an existing course or to develop a new one around the classroom technologies available in the Johnston Center; they might develop collaborative teaching networks across the region or around the globe by way of the World Wide Web or video teleconferencing; or, they might experiment with new approaches to undergraduate research, writing, performance, or artistic endeavor.  These, of course, are just examples. 

Eligibility:  We encourage faculty at all ranks to apply.  Professors in tenured or tenure-track positions may apply as early as their second year at UNC-CH.  Faculty holding fixed-term appointments may apply if they are in at least their fourth year at UNC-CH and will be returning to their departments in the semester after the fellowship.  Applicants need approval from their department chairs, but the Hamilton Family Fellowship does not count against department allocations for faculty leave. 

Ordinarily, prior Fellows of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities may not apply for a new fellowship until the fifth-year after their term at the Institute.  That rule will be waived for Fellows who apply solely for the Hamilton Fellowship.  All other applicants may apply for both the Hamilton Family Fellowship and a regular Institute fellowship.  Application for one does not preclude consideration for the other.

Requirements:  The Hamilton Family Fellow must attend seminar meetings on Tuesdays during the semester of his/her leave.  Programming developed with the Hamilton Family Fellowship must be scheduled, whenever possible, in either the Johnston Center or the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.  Courses developed with the fellowship must be taught in the Johnston Center at least twice in the three years following the fellowship semester.

The recipient of the Hamilton Family Fellowship must agree to remain a member of the University faculty for two semesters following the completion of the fellowship.

Deadline:  October 25, 2006

Download an application

Applications are also available from the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence (225 Graham Memorial).  For additional information, please contact Dr. Jim Leloudis, Associate Dean for Honors (843-7754).


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