Invitation to Apply to BOLD Fellow Program
Want to create innovative online learning experiences? Investigate the impact of the experience on your students’ learning and share the results with colleagues?
The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each Fellow works with a faculty mentor who has identified a teaching “problem” in a particular course, working to develop a potential solution, integrate it into the faculty member’s course, and gather data on its impact on student learning. The program spans two semesters: the Fall 2018 “design and development” semester, in which Fellows receive training and support as they develop their module, and the Spring 2019 “implementation and assessment” semester, in which the Fellows implement the project, gather evidence, and work with the CFT to interpret and present their results.
Interested faculty members are encouraged to identify a graduate student partner to discuss a potential project. Applications (which are generally written by the graduate student but include a short letter of support from the faculty mentor) are due May 16. Previous projects from STEM participants are described in the BOLD project gallery; the program has expanded to include all disciplines and encourages applications that take novel, discipline-appropriate approaches.
The Fellowship carries a $1000 stipend for the graduate student and the opportunity to apply for $500 to fund travel to present the project. For more information about the program, including application information, see the CFT’s BOLD program page.