President's Teaching Scholars Program


What are the Benefits and Expected Commitments?

Excerpted from the PTLC’s Call for 2013-14 Research Proposals

  • Funding from the Office of the President. Faculty researchers will receive funding from the Office of the President and campus Provosts totaling $1,550 for their research that may include a student research assistant and presenting one’s research.
  • Meeting with Coach every semester. Each Faculty Researchers accepted into the Collaborative must meet at least once a semester with her/his Coach to define, clarify, or revise their research project. The Coach is someone with experience in researching teaching and learning. This person has submitted proposals to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) previously and so also has experience with that process. Thus, the Faculty Researcher and Coach will meet one-on-one at least once each semester to advance the researcher’s project.
  • Meeting with campus-specific group every month. Faculty Researchers will meet monthly for progress reporting as a cohort group. Attendance at these monthly meetings is mandatory for membership in the Collaborative.  Some of these meetings will include instruction in different facets of education research. Attendance by your Coach is encouraged but not mandatory. Your Campus Faculty Coordinator will contact you regarding these schedules.
  • Meeting with entire Collaborative twice a year. The celebration of teaching and learning meeting to launch the cohort will take place on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 12:00 to 2:00. The meeting to culminate the Faculty Researchers’ efforts for the school year will take place on May 19, 2014, from 10:00 to 12:00. These two mandatory meetings will be held at the Anschutz Medical Campus of UC Denver.
  • Approval by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB process should be completed prior to your attendance at the launch meeting on September 16, 2013. This review may take up to six weeks depending on the proposed project. Your PTLC Coach, Campus Faculty Coordinators, and the director (Mary Ann Shea) should be consulted to assist in this process. You may not begin collecting data for your research project prior to gaining IRB approval. For information about the IRB process on your campus see
  • Submission of a peer reviewed research article. The goal of the Collaborative is to have submitted a research article to a peer-reviewed journal no later than the PTLC entire-cohort meeting on May 19, 2014. If you have not submitted an article by that date, you may apply by written request to extend your time in the Collaborative by one year.
  • Maximum of two years in the Collaborative. Participation as a Faculty Researcher may include two years’ time at the most. You are expected to participate for one year (Sept 16, 2013 through May 19, 2014); however, you may extend your time as a Faculty Researcher by one year if you have not yet completed your work by submitting a research article to a peer-reviewed journal though there is no additional funding for the second year. You must formally apply for an extension with Mary Ann Shea at no later than August 15, 2014.
  • Local presentation of PTLC research. During your year(s) of membership as a faculty researcher, the PTLC requires each participant to formally present their work on their respective campuses. Presentation includes departmental meetings and campus colloquia, among other venues. This spreads awareness of both your scholarship and of the PTLC.
  • Future participation as a Coach. Because the growth of the PTLC depends on investigators’ willingness to Coach future PTLC investigators following their term in the program, each researcher is expected to participate as a Coach in the following year.