2013-14 FAST Program Description
The Graduate School at Michigan State University (MSU) and the MSU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) (http://www.cirtl.net/) Steering Committee are sponsoring a teaching and learning professional development opportunity for graduate students—the FAST Fellowship Program (Future Academic Scholars in Teaching). The primary goals of the FAST Fellowship Program are to provide opportunities for a diverse group of students to have mentored teaching experiences and gain familiarity with materials on teaching and assessment techniques (http://grad.msu.edu/fast/).
Students selected for this one-year program will participate in group meetings (usually late afternoons or early evenings on an agreed upon day, twice a month) or workshops with fellowships recipients, outside speakers, and/or faculty members to discuss topics related to teaching and learning. Fellowship recipients will also propose and conduct a defined, small scholarly project on a topic they select regarding teaching and learning. Completing this project will take additional time outside of regular meetings. Assistance with projects is provided by a mentor, selected by each fellow, and MSU CIRTL Steering Committee Members. Fellows are encouraged and supported to disseminate project results on websites, at conferences, and/or in peer-reviewed journals. Each fellow will receive a $2,000 fellowship to help support project expenses and/or travel to a conference to disseminate findings. In addition, fellows are also highly encouraged to participate in online CIRTL seminars and courses (http://www.cirtl.net/; see “Courses” and “CIRTL Café’”).
All applications must be submitted on or before April 1, 2013.