EVC Fellows Academy

The CPEVC’s Office has created a two-year pilot program to support associate professors in their efforts to move towards promotion to full professor — the EVC Fellows Academy.

In this program, we will focus on scholarly publication, though we recognize that there may be other areas for which we will want to provide faculty support in the future.  The fellows will have the opportunity to engage in small group writing support, regardless of their field of study or academic division (artists or art historians who publish scholarly work, humanists, social scientists, scientists, or engineers).  Our approach is inspired by Wendy Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, which may also be fruitfully used for books or other kinds of scholarly publication.

Call for Applications

The Academy will have the following features:

  1. Approximately eight associate professors will be chosen to participate for twelve months, beginning in September 2020.
  2. Any associate professor may apply to his or her dean to become an EVC Fellow. The deans will also consult with chairs to nominate faculty for participation. A committee with faculty representatives and led by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will review all nominations and select participants.
  3. Each fellow will be granted two course releases for the year to provide more focused time for research. Exceptions may be made to divisional or departmental teaching expectations for Writing Fellows to be able to take all of their available course releases in this year (even if it results in no formal classes taught this year). No sabbatical credits are needed for participation.
  4. Each fellow will receive an additional $2,000 for research support or professional development.
  5. The fellows will meet monthly during the fall, winter, and spring quarters to discuss their research projects and may choose to meet during the summer months as well.
  6. After completing a year as an EVC Fellow, the participating faculty will be expected to document their progress toward promotion. Successful fellows may be asked to serve as mentors to the following year’s fellows should the program be recommended for continuation.


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