Thinktank 4: A 21st Century Foundations Program Emerging Educators’ Fellowship
University of Georgia - Athens, June 5 to 10, 2009
Deadline – December 30, 2008
Notification – March 25, 2009
Carefully review the criteria and information Download TT4_Fellowship_Instructions.pdf (184.3K). Then complete and submit all required information and the Download TT4_Form_final.doc (86.0K) (auto-fill Microsoft Word document. Save the file with your name, and send applications to Mary Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not surface mail any forms or recommendations. Send everything via e-mail to Mary Stewart.
Ten $1,000 fellowships will be awarded to support participation by emerging teachers and administrators of studio art foundations programs in Thinktank4, to be held at the University of Georgia, Athens.
University of Florida
Chair, First-Year Programs
School of Architecture, Auburn University
Coordinator of Studio Fundamentals, George Mason University
ThinkTank is a pilot program, designed to develop the curriculum for the Institute and create connections between emerging educators and master teachers. Both are designed to help junior faculty quickly gain great teaching skills, develop professional networks, and better meet NASAD standards.
Who is eligible?
1. Current MFA candidates, or recent MFA recipients, with at least 1 semester of Foundations teaching experience.
2. Design professionals, with at least 1 semester of Foundations teaching experience.
3. Foundations Coordinators, with at least 2 semesters of Foundations leadership experience.
What is Integrative Teaching?
Thinktank4 is designed for studio artists who are interested in teaching at the college level. Integrative teaching creates connections between your personal creativity and creativity in your teaching.
What are your responsibilities?
Prior to the ThinkTank, a list of required readings will be sent to all participants. Participants must attend all ThinkTank sessions, and will be required to submit two assignment sheets and one syllabus for the ThinkTank Archive.
ThinkTank4 is a great opportunity to expand your skills, knowledge, and experience, and puts you in direct contact with higher education experts. Past ThinkTanks have attracted studio artists, designers, and art educators from around the country.