CFP: OER Faculty Fellowship

The Queens College Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning welcome applications to the Open Educational Resources Faculty Fellowship, now in its second year.

To apply, visit https://forms.gle/Gj8KyE4Q1UEqhvrG8.

Deadline: September 27

About

Faculty Fellows will help Queens College students succeed by reducing the financial burden of high-cost textbooks and generating high-quality alternatives that are up-to-date, accessible, innovative, and pedagogically responsible.

The Queens College Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning will help fellows find, create, evaluate, and implement zero-cost and/or open materials for a course that will run in spring 2020.

For more information about how open educational resources help our students, visit https://qc-cuny.libguides.com/oer-ztc.

Fellowship Requirements

Both full-time and part-time faculty are eligible for the fellowship. Applicants must clear their participation with their department chair prior to applying.

Faculty fellows commit to:

  • Actively participating in 4 training workshops in Fall 2019 (October 18, November 1 and 22, and December 6, at noon)
  • Developing a fully OER or ZTC course (materials due January 12, 2020)
  • Teaching at least one section of the OER or ZTC course in Spring 2020
  • Submitting course materials to our institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works.
  • Writing a brief (200-500 word) end-of-fellowship narrative (due June 14, 2020)

Compensation

Fellows will receive $2,500 in recognition of their labor.

Smaller amounts are available to support faculty adopting courses created through the fellowship, or to recognize the labor of student or faculty partners, on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, visit https://forms.gle/Gj8KyE4Q1UEqhvrG8.

Questions? Contact Leila Walker at lwalker@qc.cuny.edu.

Author: Leila Walker

Leila Walker is the Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian. She oversees the creation and development of resources to support digital scholarship at Queens College, and invites partnership with faculty, staff, and students on their digital projects. In coordination with the Center for Teaching and Learning, she seeks out new opportunities to advance digital pedagogy, and leads and organizes training workshops. In 2018, she spearheaded the Open Educational Resources and Digital Literacy Faculty Fellowship, a grant-funded program that guides faculty in the responsible creation of OER courses. In 2018-2019, she is leading the OER initiative at Queens College, and providing library instruction for English, Drama, and Comparative Literature courses while Nancy Foasberg is on sabbatical. Leila has a PhD in British romantic literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. Prior to joining the Queens College Library faculty, she taught in the English department and served as the Research Associate for Shelley and his Circle, a multi-volume scholarly publication of manuscript materials held in the Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle. She held a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015-2016. Her research interests include the digital humanities, British romantic literature, pedagogy, scholarly editing, and the history of the book.