EVC’s Fellows Academy – Pilot Year

CP/EVC Marlene Tromp has proposed a pilot program to support associate professors in their efforts to move towards promotion to full professor — the EVC’s Fellows Academy.

In this pilot 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 first class of 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).  We will utilize 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 ten associate professors will be chosen to participate for twelve months, beginning in September 2018.
  2. Any associate professor may apply to his or her dean to become an EVC’s Fellow. The deans will also consult with chairs to nominate faculty for participation. A committee with representatives from the academic divisions and led by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will review all nominations and select nine to ten participants.
  3. Each fellow will be granted two course reliefs 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 reliefs 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 Office of Research will support those fellows who are preparing major research grants. We will enlist the support of previous grant winners to consult with our fellows.
  6. 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.
  7. The EVC will meet with the fellows as a group in the fall to launch the program and in the spring to learn of people’s progress. Before next fall quarter, the program will host a luncheon featuring the outcomes of the program.
  8. After completing a year as an EVC’s Fellow, the participating faculty will be expected to document their progress toward promotion. Successful fellows will be asked to serve as mentors to the following year’s fellows should the program be recommended for continuation.

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