2018 Physiology Education Community of Practice (PECOP) Fellowships
20 (total) undergraduate educators, including full and part time faculty and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students engaged in undergraduate teaching during the academic year, will be selected in 2018 to be PECOP Fellows. The Fellows will:
1. Develop ongoing relationships with each other, with PECOP Leaders, and with other members of the PECOP online community to support excellence in teaching and learning.
2. Increase their knowledge of effective scientific teaching methods and how to apply them in their classroom
3. Become active members of the Life Science Teaching Resource Community (www.LifeSciTRC.org) as contributors, raters, reviewers, and bloggers.
4. Explore SOTL and how it can contribute to effective classroom teaching and be able to describe ways to contribute to our understanding of teaching and learning by both formal and informal sharing with colleagues.
Activities: Over the course of the year-long fellowship, PECOP Fellows will...
1. Attend the 2018 APS Conference: Institute on Teaching and Learning (ITL) (www.the-aps.org/itl), June 18-22, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin and participate in ITL PECOP Fellow activities.
2. Meet with PECOP Leaders to discuss critical issues in undergraduate education. Discussions will take place at the ITL and via web conferencing.
3. Register as LifeSciTRC.org users and learn to use community tools for finding and saving resources and for creating and sharing resources and collections.
4. Share their expertise by rating and reviewing resources at the LifeSciTRC.org community and participating in online discussions.
5. Learn about SOTL at the ITL.
6. Work with PECOP Leaders and APS staff to develop an idea for a blog entry at the PECOP Life Science TRC blog, post their blog entry and respond to comments.
7. Have an opportunity to become a Life Science TRC Scholar and Fellow.
8. Complete required evaluation surveys (entry, exit, and follow-up).
Benefits: Each PECOP Fellow will receive...
1. Registration at their professional/educational level for the ITL meeting:
1. $550 (UG faculty),
2. $400 (postdoc),
3. $350 (grad student).
2. Reimbursement of ITL travel expenses (air and ground transportation, housing and meals) of up to $700 (UG faculty), $850 (postdocs) and $900 (grad students).
1. Must be actively teaching physiology and/or life science at the undergraduate level at any U.S. institution (community college, college, and/or university) in the U.S.
2. DO NOT need to be a current member of the American Physiological Society, but non-members must apply for APS membership at the time of application.
3. Must be eligible to receive travel reimbursement from a US federal grant. This award does not support international travel.
4. The following groups are strongly encouraged to apply for the fellowship:
1. Trainees (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)with a strong interest in teaching and who are currently teaching undergraduate students,
2. Early career educators,
3. Community college faculty,
4. Faculty from underrepresented minority (URM) groups,
5. Faculty from minority-serving institutions.
Support for the PECOP program is provided by the American Physiological Society and a grant from the National Science Foundation IUSE: Education and Human Resources (DUE - 1822245).
Application Deadline is Friday, May 1, 2018.