Provost’s Innovation Fellows
Call for Applications now open for fellowship year 2023-24:
Three Provost’s Innovation Fellows work directly with the provost on core strategic priorities. Fellows may lead faculty working groups, design, or implement programs, develop community partnerships, or other projects as determined in collaboration with the provost. There will be two or three new fellows selected for 2023-24. Each fellow receives three-six units of reassigned time (depending on scope) and up to $5,000 in support to advance the strategic projects they are overseeing during the academic year. Please note that this is not a program to support individual faculty research; see instead the Innovation Seed Grants program.
Possible fellowship areas include, but are not limited to:
- Interdisciplinary Research (inclusive of faculty research clusters and undergraduate research)
- High-impact Teaching Practices (inclusive of community engaged experiential learning)
- Pedagogic Innovation (inclusive of digital learning and mixed modalities)
- Special Initiatives related to the Baruch Campus Strategic plan (TBD).
Submit your application materials in a single pdf file to Provost@Baruch.cuny.edu with the subject heading “Innovation Fellow Application” no later than Monday, May 1, noon.
To apply to the Provost’s Fellows Program, submit:
- a letter of intent of no more than two pages outlining your interest in the fellowship opportunity and how, specifically, you intend to use the fellowship to advance the goals of the fellowship program;
- a current CV;
- a budget for how you would spend the $5000 to support the projects of the fellowship;
- a letter of support from your department chair
Application deadline: Monday, May 1, 2023.
Provost’s Innovation Fellow for Inclusive Teaching: Anna D’Souza, associate professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, is Provost’s Innovation Fellow for Inclusive Teaching 2021-23. In this role she: collaborates with the Bernard L. Schwarz Communication Institute to deliver the institute’s inclusive pedagogy seminar and expand that work to include short guides, videos, and other tools; organize and co-facilitate College-wide monthly discussion groups on inclusive pedagogy; organize two “teach-ins” during the Spring 2022 semester; and is a member of the planning team for a Title III SIP grant proposal under development, including convening a faculty focus group.
Provost Innovation Fellow for Cross-College and Undergraduate Research: Katherine Pence, associate professor in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, is Provost’s Innovation Fellow for Cross-College and Undergraduate Research 2021-2023. In this role she: elevates Creative Inquiry Day as part of Scholarly and Creative Inquiry Week into a research hub for the College; facilitates faculty collaboration in integrating research projects into their classes to build an expectation among students that they can be active researchers; co-produces the annual Cross-College Faculty Research Symposium; expands participation in the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR); presents to the College community on findings, resources, and activities.
Provost Innovation Fellow for Pedagogic Innovation: Caryn Medved, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies is the Provost Innovation Fellow for Pedagogic Innovation for 2022-23. In this role she is researching hybrid master’s degree programs across peer institutions nationally, developing a program-level decision-making rubric for determining mixed modality programs at the graduate level, and will present on best practices for hybrid program development at the Second Annual Faculty Research Symposium, Friday, March 24, 2023.
Provost’s Innovation Fellow for Engaged Hybrid Teaching and Learning: Please read the final report on Community Engaged Learning by 2021-22 Fellow Don Waisenen, Provost Innovation Fellow for Engaged Hybrid Teaching and Learning.