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The Lindenwood Learning Academy Employee and Faculty Fellows Program provides an opportunity for Lindenwood’s full-time employees to practice leadership in areas of professional development. Fellows also advocate for, support, and guide the Lindenwood Learning Academy during their tenure and will serve as an ongoing resource to their colleagues throughout the Lindenwood system in the area of their fellowship.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fellows applicants should propose a development project to improve their own skills and those of colleagues system-wide, inside and outside the classroom, in one of the areas described below. These projects run through the academic year and may take any reasonable form, including organizing a conference, an online course, a blog or other form of public engagement, a series of videos, intensive strategic work with a particular group, or some combination thereof. Creativity is strongly encouraged.

Fellows will meet monthly to discuss project progress and explore possible avenues for support and collaboration; they will also provide guidance to LLA staff and support LLA initiatives as appropriate. The system-wide nature of these positions means that fellows will likely be required to travel to other Lindenwood sites in the St. Louis area, including the Belleville and St. Charles campuses and the Old Post Office, for meetings and development offerings. Applicants should carefully consider how employees from all sites, campuses, and delivery modalities can be included in their project.

Become a Fellow

Qualifications

This position is open to full-time employee or faculty members in any area of expertise at any Lindenwood University location. Applicants should be in good standings and able to dedicate sufficient time to their project (approximately 8 hours/week during the semester) throughout the academic year (August through May) of their appointment.

Selection Process

Faculty and Employee Fellows will be selected by the respective Lindenwood Learning Academy advisory committees. Applications will be evaluated for creativity, feasibility, and potential benefit to the Lindenwood University system, and will undergo initial review anonymously to assure impartiality. 

Application Requirements

Applications will be available in Workday in the Careers worklet.

  • Current CV
  • Project proposal
    • No more than 1500 words
    • Should identify the Fellow Position being applied for and include an explanation of benefit to the Lindenwood system employees, especially those on another campus or site, teaching online or as an adjunct, or working in an area central to the strategic plan or an area of identified pressing need. 
    • Description should address the employee's own expertise in the proposed area, and clarify what further information, skills, or research will be needed to complete the project. 
  • Detailed Timeline
  • Resources needed with a detailed budget (e.g. refreshments for events, books, etc.)
  • Recommendation form completed by supervisor, dean, or associate dean. 
    • Recommendation form will be sent to the supervisor automatically when the applicant's materials are submitted in Workday.

Fellows will earn a stipend of $5000 for two semesters ($2500 at the end of each semester) for undertaking this work.

Cycle

This cycle is offered for general guidance and may be adjusted as the needs of the program dictate.

EMPLOYEE FELLOWS

  • Employee Fellow Applications Open: June 15 - July 15
  • Employee Fellows Chosen: Mid-August
  • Following Academic Year: Ongoing development and implementation of projects, with engagement of colleagues throughout.

FACULTY FELLOWS

  • Faculty Fellow Application Open: September 23- November 1
  • Faculty Fellows Chosen: December 6
  • Following Academic Year: Ongoing development and implementation of projects, with engagement of colleagues throughout.

Position Descriptions

Bulleted descriptions delineate starting points for fellow positions, but do not represent limits or comprehensive requirements. Applicants are encouraged to interpret categories as broadly as may be helpful in addressing their own particular area of interest, but should clarify in their application statement how the category applies to their project.

Employee Fellows

  • Employee Fellow for Communication
    • Become highly proficient in business writing and other applicable communication skills and implement the skills in beneficial ways to the university.
    • Serve as a consultant in their area of study for agencies across campus. 
  • Employee Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Develop and implement strategies that improve the advancement and success of minority students, faculty, and staff across the Lindenwood University system.
    • Identify institutional supports and partnerships that are needed to develop and sustain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research collaborations.
    • Identify strategies to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students through developing collaborations and partnerships across the Lindenwood University Campus, region and state.
    • Implementation of projects utilizing critical principles of community building and community engagement to advance the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Lindenwood University System.
  • Employee Fellow for Leadership and Supervision
    • Become highly proficient in leadership and management, including best practices, to enable employees to be successful system leaders. 
    • Identify strategic areas for additional leadership support system-wide. 
    • Offer mentoring services to employees and supervisors on the subject area. 
  • Employee Fellow for Service Excellence
    • Become highly proficient in customer service skills, including building relationships, active listening, and conflict resolution. 
    • Identify areas of opportunity and implementation strategies for the university. 
  • Employee Fellow for Technology
    • Identify areas for technological skill advancement system-wide. 
    • Research and propose changes to increase office efficiency through technology. 
    • Serve as a system-wide consultant for technology and process improvement. 
    • Collaborate with Academic Technology Services on utilizing current development opportunities. 

Non-faculty employees will be given priority consideration for Employee Fellow positions.

Faculty Fellows

  • Faculty Fellow for Student Engagement 
    • Develop operational strategies to involve students in research, collaborative projects, career readiness as well as professional and academic growth. 
    • Foster student networks to improve the student-faculty relationship to improve student engagement; work to enhance system intellectual culture.
  • Faculty Fellow for Mentoring
    • Provide projects that support positive mentoring relationships between the faculty member and students.
    • Develop initiatives for improving academic advising.
    • Identify best practices in faculty mentoring, developing practical but detailed sessions on effective mentoring strategies. 
  • Faculty Fellow for Technology in Teaching
    • Support Lindenwood University initiatives and special projects that involve technology and pedagogy. 
    • Address teaching, learning, and technology needs and challenges. 
    • Provide leadership and guidance by the development and implementation of workshop or events aimed at identifying improvements between scholarship, teaching, learning, and technology.
    • Initiate research into the technological aspect of courses development, implementation, and assessment using step by step processes.
  • Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
    • Develop and implement strategies that improve the advancement and success of minority students, faculty, and staff across the Lindenwood University system.
    • Identify institutional supports and partnerships that are needed to develop and sustain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research collaborations.
    • Identify strategies to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students through developing collaborations and partnerships across the Lindenwood University Campus, region and state.
    • Implement projects utilizing critical principles of community building and community engagement to advance the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Lindenwood University System.
  • Faculty Fellow for Emerging Issues
    • Initiative in a new or emerging area of pedagogy or faculty development
    • Worthy application in a category in which there is already another worthy application, or covering multiple of the above categories at once.
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