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Professional Development

Ongoing professional development and scholarship are integral to developing a sustainable teaching and learning environment that promotes innovation and excellence. The Center for Integrative Learning provides opportunities for faculty to learn and experiment with novel teaching methods and strategies that lead to Integrative Learning as well as refine their assignment, assessment, and course design methods. CILTI coordinates various workshops, institutes, and consultations. Additionally, the CILTI administers the Integrative Learning Fellows program.

Workshops and Institutes

The Center for Integrative Learning develops, coordinates, and/or facilitates workshops and institutes that advance Integrative Learning. Workshops and Institutes Schedule Available in A105.

Consultations

CILTI will connect faculty and staff interested in one-on-one consultations with subject matter experts engaged with pedagogical approaches and/or high-impact strategies that lead to Integrative Learning. To request a consultation, email rlcCILTI@dcccd.edu.

Integrative Learning Fellows

Eligibility | Funding | Application Process | Expectations | Application Guidelines | Review Process

Overview

The overarching goal of this program is to provide faculty with an opportunity to research and/or enhance their understanding of a self-selected pedagogical approach or high-impact strategy that leads to Integrative Learning. The program also supports faculty in generating resources to be made available via CILTI’s teaching resources and developing and delivering professional development sessions based on their research.

Integrative Learning Fellows will complete an application process wherein they will identify their selected research project (pedagogical approach or high-impact strategy) and provide other information as required. Selected Fellows will serve a one academic year term. As a cohort selected Fellows will participate in regularly scheduled professional development sessions (i.e. a general introduction to Integrative Learning, classroom research design, methods, and strategies, professional development delivery techniques, and publication/document design). All Fellows must provide at least one professional development session to be made available via the CILTI.

Eligibility

  • A candidate must be a faculty member or full-time academic staff.
  • A candidate must be willing to contribute 3-5 hours per week to project-related activities for the full academic year.
  • A candidate must have the endorsement of his/her Dean or Department head.

Funding

Fellows will be allotted an allowance of $2,200 each to be used to purchase materials and/or resources (including journals, online access, books, etc.) specific to their research. The allowance may also be used to support participation in a relevant institute, workshop, conference, webinar(s) or other appropriate academic enrichment activity.

Fellows are encouraged to apply for the district’s Pay for Performance program. Positive completion of the project will result in an adjustment to base salary. Acceptance into the Fellows program does not guarantee approval of Pay for Performance. Fellows must adhere to and satisfy the criteria of the Pay for Performance program.

Application Process and Timeline

Call for applications: September 24, 2018
Application deadline: October 05, 2018
Notification of fellowship: October 09, 2018
Fellowship Term: 2018/2019 academic calendar year

Expectations and Deliverables

As a cohort, selected Fellows will participate in regularly scheduled professional development sessions (i.e. a general introduction to Integrative Learning, classroom research design, methods, and strategies, professional development delivery techniques, and publication/document design). Faculty fellows are expected to:

  • Develop a project plan that includes a clear project design, a strong link between design and intended outcomes, and high likelihood of the proposer being able to complete the project within the timeline provided. There is a clear statement of learning outcomes along with descriptions of how the activities are designed to affect student learning. Research projects must include action plans and assessment measures.
  • Prepare for and participate in all professional development sessions and meetings. Absences from more than two sessions/meetings over the course of the year may result in dismissal from the program.
  • Facilitate at least one professional development session to be made available to the campus via the CILTI.
  • Submit a final report to the CILTI describing their project and assessment of the outcomes. These reports will be published via CILTI (i.e. web page, faculty portal, etc.).
  • Provide leadership/guidance related to their chosen selected pedagogical approach or high-impact strategy.

Application Guidelines & Requirements

The Integrative Learning Fellows Program is designed to allow fellows to research and/or enhance their understanding of a self-selected pedagogical approach or high-impact strategy that leads to Integrative Learning. Generally, projects are developed and implemented during the fellowship year. All projects should include classroom research and/or measurable goals or assessment measures. All candidates must submit a complete application, which includes a declaration of support from their school Dean or Department Lead.

Integrative Learning Practices

Pedagogical ApproachesHigh-Impact Strategies
Active Learning
Cooperative Learning
Problem-Based Inquiry
Service Learning
Thematic Courses
Discovery-Centered Learning
Experiential Learning
Study Abroad
Signature Work
Capstone Projects
Learning Communities
Interdisciplinary Courses and Programs
Internships Community
Service First-Year Seminars and Experiences
Undergraduate Research
Diversity Studies/Global Learning
ePortfolios
Case Study
Shadowing
Common Book Public Performance

Review Process and Selection Criteria

CILTI leadership and/or the Integrative Learning Council will review the applications.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Merit: The purpose, objectives, timeline, and work proposed in the project plan exemplifies merit and soundness.
  • Topic & Scope: The topic and scope of the project satisfies the purposes and parameters of the program and leads to intentional Integrative Learning practices. The project must be new and imminent; it cannot be based on previously employed activities, projects, or practices.
  • Student Learning Outcomes: The project will provide for the enhancement of student learning outcomes and the student learning experience.
  • Institutional Outcomes: The project will provide for the enhancement of institutional outcomes commonly affected by Integrative Learning (i.e. retention, academic performance, completion, mastery of core curriculum objectives).

2018-2019 Integrative Learning Fellows Call for Applications (Printable) (PDF 360KB)

For more information:
Sha-Shonda Porter, Ph.D., MFA 
Center for Integrative Learning & Teaching Innovation Director
Location: Alamito, A-105
Email: rlcCILTI@dcccd.edu

Integrative Learning Fellows Application Form