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Habits of Mind Team Teaching Application

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a team-teaching opportunity for faculty interested in teaching an experimental AU Core Habits of Mind course.

There are three awards of $4,500 each available to units that allow their faculty to team-teach in other academic units or departments as part of this pilot program. Faculty whose courses are selected for this pilot program will be named "AU Core Team-Teaching Fellows." In addition, each participating faculty member whose proposal is approved will receive a course development stipend of $500.

Final applications are due on February 19th, 2018. 

Interested fulltime faculty must submit a proposal containing:

  1. A proposed course syllabus developed in collaboration with one other faculty member in another discipline, field, or profession within the same unit or with a faculty member in another unit. The syllabus must involve both instructors in all classes for the entirety of the course. The course must be a true collaboration for the entire term of two (2) faculty and not a joint effort with part-time support from each individual. Each team may only have two instructors. The proposal must indicate if the course will be team taught in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.
  2. A one-page cover memo attached to the syllabus making a case for: (1) how this course meets Habits of Mind learning outcomes: (2) how this course strengthens the AU Core curriculum: (3) how the team-teaching collaboration will be visible to students inside of the classroom: (4) how the instructors will model the distinct disciplinary approaches: and (5) how students will apply the skills of integration to assignments or activities.
  3. A memorandum of approval from the unit directors/chairs of the two faculty. With this approval, the contributing unit agrees to accept $4,500 from the Office of the Provost to cover teaching cost of one regular course that would have been taught by the team teaching faculty in the home department/division. The contributing unit is defined as the unit that frees up a faculty to team teach a course based in another unit or department.
  4. Each participating faculty will receive a full credit for one course. The head of the unit remains responsible for meeting overall course obligations.

Application Materials

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Application PDF

Submit Your Application

The proposal package (syllabus, cover memo, approval from unit directors/chairs) must be submitted to Core@american.edu by February 19, 2018.

Submit Your Proposal