Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

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CH Tenure-Track Eligibility and Selection


Applicants eligible for the tenure-track 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 November 9, 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 humanities/social sciences, the life sciences, mathematics and the physical sciences, or business. 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. Four tenure-track 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 who have also been recognized for their excellence in teaching.

A group of finalists will be invited for interviews, and the panel will make the final selection of four Fellows. Interviews will take place by videoconference in early to mid-March 2019, with awards announced in April 2019. Participation in the summer 2019 Course Hero Education Summit will be an important component of the Fellowship.

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