The Office for General Education is seeking applications for 7 new Faculty Scholars. The General Education Faculty Scholars build the capacity of faculty to use educational change initiatives to advance greater intentionality in curricular and course design, learning outcomes and assessment, and high-impact teaching and learning practices in general education. There are sixteen General Education Faculty Scholars representing the various campuses, colleges, and General Education areas at Penn State. Scholars are compensated with summer supplemental pay and typically will serve three year terms.
The program started four years ago as the General Education Faculty Fellows and is now an application based process. For this application cycle we are looking for 7 new General Education Faculty Scholars to represent various parts of the University: 1 each from University Park representing the Natural Sciences, Quantification, and Health and Wellness domains, Capital College/Harrisburg, Abington College, and 2 faculty from University College in the western and northern portions of the state (Fayette, Beaver, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, Shenango, Dubois, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazelton). Applications are due by April 20, 2021, and require a letter of support from your academic administrator.
Selection to participate will be based on: demonstrated commitment to excellence in General Education including adoption or development of innovative pedagogy and course design; demonstrated appreciation for General Education as a cornerstone of academic success and commitment to providing access and service to students across the Commonwealth; an ability to provide a unique contribution to General Education at Penn State; and the interest and ability to act as a campus and University leader in this area.