Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching
The 2018 competition is now open! Applications are due by April 30.
Eligibility and Selection
Applicants eligible for the Course Hero-WW Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching will be assistant professors in tenure-track appointments who are pursuing tenure. They will have successfully passed the standard third-year/midpoint review or their institution’s equivalent no later than March 2, 2018 and will be in the fourth or fifth year of the tenure-track appointment. Applicants who would be considered for tenure during the award year will be ineligible.
Course Hero-WW Fellows may be working in any field in the arts and sciences or in a business school. They will provide evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level, as well as of outstanding progress in developing a research dossier for tenure.
The Course Hero-WW Fellowship will recognize junior faculty candidates who exhibit balance between scholarly excellence and a commitment to outstanding undergraduate teaching practice that creates a new level of engagement for students in and beyond the classroom. In short, Fellows will be emerging heroes in their fields, on a clear trajectory to become great college educators. (For examples of the kind of teaching excellence Course Hero promotes, see https://www.coursehero.com/heroes.)
Exceptional candidates provide evidence of outstanding progress in developing a research dossier for tenure and of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Exceptional candidates teach in ways that
- • build student confidence and mastery of a subject;
- • encourage critical thinking;
- • explore foundational concepts through the lens of broader themes and global events;
- • promote the power of learning communities beyond the classroom;
- • leverage technology to complement the classroom experience;
- • consider and serve different learning styles;
- • prepare students for lifelong learning; and
- • can serve as replicable teaching models for other educators.
Along with the research portfolio, selectors will examine evidence of excellence as educators in and beyond the classroom. Five Course Hero-WW Fellows for Excellence in Teaching will be named for 2018–19.
All applications will first be screened for eligibility by Foundation staff and then be reviewed by a panel of academic leaders.
- • John Branch • Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan
- • James Johnson CN ’88 • Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester
- • Willie Rockward CEF ’01 • Chair and Associate Professor of Physics, Morehouse College
- • Amy Dru Stanley CN ’84• Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago
- • Emily Wiley • Professor of Biology, Claremont McKenna College
A group of finalists will be invited for interviews, and the panel will make the final selection of five Fellows. Interviews will take place by videoconference in mid-June 2018, with awards announced in early July 2018.