CFP: Innovations Lab Fellows for ’09 Q2

Greetings, Kaplan Colleagues:

On behalf of the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), the Innovations Lab (IL) is accepting proposals for new Innovations Lab Fellows for the second quarter of 2009.

IL Fellows serve six-month terms and are selected by the active IL Fellows in consultation with the Director of the CTL.

Innovations Lab Fellows will be compensated up to $500.  Funds may be used for book purchases, conference attendance, software or hardware purchases, etc. that will be used to further personal innovation projects in the classroom.

The deadline for the application submissions is Friday, March 27th
.  New Fellows will be selected during the April 3rd IL Fellows meeting.

On Thursday, March 5th at 2PM ET, Will deBock, Coordinator of the Lab, will hold an IL Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop. This will be a practical, hands-on session focused on the key ingredients in successful IL Fellowship proposals.

The Adobe Connect webinar session can be accessed here:


All Kaplan University “tier-three” faculty are eligible for the Program.  New Fellows will be selected by the Innovations Lab Fellows committee.


• A 3-4 page proposal submitted as a Word document
• Applicant background
• Academic background
• KU background
• Description of research/innovations interests
• Background experience
• Types of innovative practices to be explored
• Innovations that have been implemented by the applicant to the classroom at KU

The proposals from potential Innovations Lab Fellows should demonstrate the following:

1. Viable exploratory research.  The proposal need not result in a formal research project; however, the innovation should be able to be explored within the Kaplan University online learning environment, and the work should be substantive.

2. Articulation of the work in an educational and/or instructional context.  The proposal should demonstrate a current and future ability to communicate ideas about the impact of the innovation as well as a natural curiosity on the part of the applicant.

3. Perceived benefit.  The proposal should indicate the expected benefit to, impact on, and/or contribution to the student experience and/or student learning.

Proposals should be emailed to Will deBock at


Approved Fellows will be expected to:

• Attend monthly meetings
• Provide a written report and/or presentation on the innovation research (final deliverable)
• Mentor future Fellows

This is a wonderful professional development opportunity, and we encourage you to submit a proposal for consideration.

Senior Director, Center for Teaching and Learning


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