Accepting Applications: Quality Matters (QM) Associate Faculty Fellow

Date Published: 
April 6, 2017
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The Center for Teaching and Learning is seeking members of the faculty who would like to serve as a Quality Matters (QM) Associate Faculty Fellow.  The appointment will begin on August 15, 2017 and continue for a three-year period ending on May 15, 2020.  

About the Center for Teaching and Learning & the Faculty Fellow Program

The Center for Teaching and Learning assists faculty by promoting teaching and learning excellence, supporting the integration of learning technologies, and encouraging scholarly teaching. The Center supports the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service through the following ways:

  • Help faculty transform student learning experiences through innovative instructional techniques.

  • Promote best practices of teaching excellence in both traditional, research based pedagogy of teaching and learning as well as the emerging pedagogy of online teaching and learning.

  • Provide professional development opportunities in teaching, learning, and instructional technologies.

  • Encourage and support faculty in contributing to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).

  • Collaborate with faculty and university organizations on teaching and learning initiatives.

The QM Associate Faculty Fellow will work with the QM Faculty Fellow and support various professional development activities related specifically to teaching online and blended courses.  The QM Associate Faculty Fellow will support to increasing the number of QM-certified courses on campus by conducting internal peer reviews and serving on official course reviews.  The QM Associate Faculty Fellowship is a commitment above and beyond the faculty member’s normal duties.

Conditions of the Appointment

The QM Associate Faculty Fellow will serve fall and spring terms for a three-year period starting on August 15, 2017.  The appointment renews each semester based on mutual agreement between the faculty and Distance Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning. In order to give the appropriate amount of time and effort required by the Center (8-12 hrs/month), a successful candidate will choose one of three options for remuneration:

  1. Option 1: Stipend: $1250 per semester for fall and spring semesters.  (August 15 - May 15)  Please note that stipend pay is taxable.

  2. Option 2: Operating Support Grant:  $1250 per semester for fall and spring semesters.  The operating support grant will be transferred to the department’s account each semester.  Accounting for the grant expenditures is the responsibility of the fellow and his/her department.  Allowable expenses must adhere to the University’s Spending Policy 601.8 “Appropriate Use of University Funds.”

Responsibilities

QM Associate Faculty Fellows participate in activities related to building a vibrant culture of quality online and blended teaching, including supporting the university QM initiative.  The QM Associate Faculty Fellow may be asked to:

  • Mentor faculty and participate in the regular course review cycle of the the QM Certification initiative

  • Participate in internal and official course reviews (approximately 3 to 5 courses per semester) and make recommendations for improvement

  • Educate faculty on the QM rubric and the eight standards

  • Participate in ongoing review and evaluation of the QM processes at UNC Charlotte (internal review, training, instructional design support, etc)

  • Provide professional development through the CTL on one or more of the QM standards

 

 

QM-Related Training

Service

Year 1

Attend APPQMR; attend Peer Reviewer training and become a Certified Peer Reviewer

Serve on formal reviews (3-5 per semester); QM presentation in departmental meetings (2 per year in home college); submit one online course for QM certification and meet standards; submit annual report and suggestions for improvement of QM Associate Faculty Fellow Program; attend at least one meeting for QM Associate Faculty Fellow Program

Year 2

Develop personal learning plan for professional development from QM offerings related to interest/college need. Approximately $500 will be provided to cover the cost of registration.

Alternative - become a QM Master Reviewer

Serve on internal reviews (3-5 per semester); QM presentation in departmental meetings (2 per year in home college); submit annual report and suggestions for improvement of QM Associate Faculty Fellow Program; attend at least one meeting for QM Associate Faculty Fellow Program; Master Reviewers will be asked to replace at least 4 of the internal reviews with service as Master Reviewer

Year 3

Submit proposal for regional or national QM conference; attend conference as funding is available

Serve on internal and/or formal reviews as needed (3-5 per semester); Present (minimum 1 per semester) webinars or other training on QM topic; submit annual report and suggestions for improvement of QM Associate Faculty Fellow Program; submit SoTL proposal related to online or blended teaching or learning; attend at least one meeting for QM Associate Faculty Fellow Program; Master Reviewers will be asked to replace at least 4 of the internal reviews with service as Master Reviewer

Preferred Experience

  • Faculty has taught online in past or is currently teaching online course/s

  • Faculty must be assigned to teach at least one online course section every 18 months

To Apply

A letter of interest and current curriculum vitae should be sent to the Center for Teaching and Learning in electronic form via email to CTL@uncc.edu. Please tailor your CV and letter to illustrate your experiences that would be most applicable to the position.  All full-time faculty members are welcome to apply.  Deadline for application is April 21, 2017.

Further Information

Please visit our website to become more familiar with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Heather McCullough, Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (email: heathermccullough@uncc.edu).