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We believe that teaching, learning, and assessment are inextricably linked.
We believe that teaching is a skill that can be developed and informed by knowledge, research, and reflection.
We believe that learning is the essential outcome and purpose of teaching.
We believe that the best learning occurs when guided by experts who continually assess their students’ and their own development, skills, and knowledge.
CTAL Engaging Diversity and Inclusion Scholar
There are several types of CTAL Scholars. In this call, we are requesting applications for one Scholar to address diversity and inclusion.
The Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning recognizes the value of a vibrant faculty community in supporting an intellectually engaging and inclusive educational environment. To this end, we have created the Engaging Diversity and Inclusion CTAL Scholar position to support a faculty member who is committed to or shows promise of using inclusion and diversity as a resource for enhancing learning for all students at the University of Delaware.
This CTAL Scholar will investigate and possibly create transformational pedagogies that are inclusive of all learners and that push students to (a) reflect critically on the ethical and social responsibilities of global citizenship, (b) engage in debate and disagreement with respect, and (c) build empathy and open-mindedness. Using various methods of research, workshops, and shared learning, this Scholar will explore ways to integrate innovative and inclusive teaching approaches and ongoing discussions of diversity within the intellectual themes of university courses. The Scholar will also help build community knowledge around what is learned and developed.
This CTAL Scholar will work collaboratively with CTAL Staff for one year. During this year, the goals for the Scholar will be to:
1. Heighten the awareness of inclusive pedagogies.
2. Achieve strong integration of curricula that encourages an understanding and appreciation of diverse thinking, experiences, and expression.
3. Promote the personal growth and development of students, faculty, and staff.
4. Provide faculty with an understanding of inclusive pedagogies and how they can be
implemented in the classroom.
• Cover letter describing project ideas the candidate may pursue with this opportunity, the
particular strengths the candidate brings to the topic and the proposed project, and
evidence of the proposed project’s contributions to issues of diversity in the classroom.
• Curriculum Vitae
• A letter of support from the department Chair.
• Clarity of project description: Projects must have well-defined objectives, realistic outcomes, and a thoughtfully planned timeline. An assessment plan is highly encouraged. This may include qualitative - such as focus groups or interviews - or quantitative - such as written surveys - or a mixed methods approach.
• Contribution of project: The proposed project should make an innovative contribution to the academic discipline or UD teaching community. It should seek to expand inclusive pedagogical practices in a significant way.
• Sustainability: Projects should provide provisions for ensuring that resources developed from the project will be well documented and shareable.
• Letter of support from department chair: Applications must include a letter of support from the applicant’s department chair demonstrating that the department supports the application.
Applications for the Engaging Diversity and Inclusion Scholar will be accepted until May 16, 2014. Reviews will occur the following week and a decision will occur by May 23, 2014. You may call 302-831-2914 to speak with a CTAL staff member about your idea or write to CTALfirstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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