President's Teaching Scholars Program

What are the Benefits and Expected Committments?

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.

Faculty researchers accepted into the Collaborative are expected to meet regularly with their coach/mentor to define, clarify, or revise their research project. The coach/mentor 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. The faculty researcher and coach/mentor will meet one-on-one at least twice each semester to advance the researcher’s project.

Faculty researchers will meet monthly for progress reporting as a cohort group. Attendance at these monthly meetings is a requisite for membership in the Collaborative. The celebration of teaching and learning meeting to launch the cohort will take place on Friday, September 16, 2011, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The mandatory meeting will be held at the Anschutz Medical Campus of UC Denver.

Schedule of mandatory meetings, all of which will take place at the Anschutz Medical Campus:
° Friday, September 16, 2011, 12:00-2:00

° Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 10:00-12:00
The Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Human Research Committee process should be completed early in the program. This review may take up to six weeks depending on the proposed project. PTLC coach/ mentors, the director (Mary Ann Shea), and the coordinator (Clayton Lewis) should be consulted to assist in this process.

Participation may include 2 years time maximally. 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.

The goal of the Collaborative is to have completed a peer reviewed research article by the end of 2 years. During the first year you will learn from actively participating in the twice a year mandatory assembled group meetings. You will also attend campus progress report meetings including instruction in different facets of education research. These meetings are mandatory. You will attend with your coach/mentor. Your campus faculty director will contact you regarding these schedules.

UCB: Clayton Lewis, Computer Science
Stefanie Mollborn, Sociology

UCD: Ellen Stevens, Center for Faculty Development

AMC: Mary Jane Rapport, SOM, Department of Physical Medicine and Development
UCCS: Elaine Cheesman, Special Education

Publication in a journal or presentation at a conference (or notification of acceptance) is expected no later than September 2013.

Because the growth of the PTLC depends on investigators’ willingness to coach/mentor future PTLC investigators following their term in the program, each researcher is expected to participate as a coach/mentor in the following year.