On March 5, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation began accepting applications for the Course Hero – Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching. Applications will be accepted through April 30, and fellows will be selected by a panel of 5 experts. Four fellows will be selected for these one-year, one-time fellowships of $40,000.
This is the first time Course Hero has partnered with Woodrow Wilson to offer fellowships, and it’s an exciting part of the company’s outreach to educators in 2018.
“Course Hero is excited to celebrate innovative professors,” says Andrew Grauer, CEO of Course Hero. “We share their passion for profound learning and student success, and this fellowship is a great way for us to offer our support.”
Fellows will be announced this summer and will be invited to collaborate with and advise the Course Hero team throughout the coming academic year.
Since 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been providing grants to the best minds in academia. Over the years, they’ve supported 22,000 fellows, including 27 Presidential and National Medal winners, 19 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 15 Nobel Laureates.
This new “genius grant”–style fellowship, offered in partnership with Course Hero, will focus on both excellence in undergraduate teaching and research.
To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants should be tenure track faculty in either arts and sciences or in a business school. They will have successfully completed their institutional review at the midpoint of their progress toward tenure. They’ll provide evidence of excellence in teaching and outstanding progress in developing a research dossier for tenure.
Excellence in teaching can be described as:
- Building student confidence and mastery of a subject
- Encouraging critical thinking
- Exploring foundational concepts through the lens of broader themes and global events
- Promoting the power of learning communities beyond the classroom
- Leveraging technology to complement the classroom experience
- Considering and serving different learning styles
- Preparing students for lifelong learning
- Demonstrating the ability to serve as replicable teaching models for other educators
The selection panel includes:
- Emily Wiley, Professor, Biology, Claremont McKenna College
- John Branch, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan
- James Johnson, Professor, Political Science, University of Rochester (CN ’88)
- Amy Dru Stanley, Associate Professor, History, University of Chicago (CN ’84)
- Willie Rockward, Chair and Associate Professor, Physics, Morehouse College (CEF ’01)
How to apply
Eligible candidates should visit woodrow.org/fellowships/coursehero/ to begin their application. Applications for 2018 fellows are due April 30, 2018.
Other Course Hero opportunities for educators
Course Hero is an online learning library of course-specific study resources contributed by a community of 24 million students and educators around the globe. Educators find these resources helpful as they develop syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments. There’s no cost for educators to create an account and begin accessing resources on Course Hero.
Course Hero also offers Faculty Club, an online magazine that celebrates best practices and innovative pedagogy. Educators are invited to apply to be interviewed for Faculty Club to share their insights with Course Hero’s educator community.
Further, Course Hero is actively seeking partnerships with educators who wish to help us develop original study resources for students.
For more information about all of our educator partnership opportunities, please contact us at [email protected]