All candidates for the AFTL must be members of the bargaining unit and have at least five years of experience related to teaching and learning at the University of Cincinnati. There will be no fixed quota influencing the representation from any discipline, rank, or college. Emeritus/emerita faculty will remain listed as members of the Academy, but will not be considered active. This proposal envisions that the AFTL will come to consist of approximately 60 to 80 active members.
Academy members will be selected through a nomination process that should include a CV and a statement from the nominee or the nominator that describes the nominee’s significant contributions to student learning. Additional documentation should demonstrate:
Examples of documentation include teaching awards; contributions to academic unit curriculum development; presentation of teaching strategies; letters of support from previous students; presentations at national conferences; and/or publications or funded research on effective teaching methodologies.
The initial selection committee will include three representatives selected by the Faculty Senate, three representatives selected by the Provost Office, a graduate student, and an undergraduate student. Once the Academy is fully established, the Fellows themselves will assume the responsibility of selecting additional members.
Academy Fellows will be the institution’s most outstanding teaching faculty.
Members selected into the Academy will be expected to:
The opportunity to request funding from an account dedicated to AFTL activities and goals, these funds to support a wide range of pedagogy-related projects such as travel to conferences
An invitation to an annual banquet, attended by the President and Provosts, to recognize new Fellows and to consider the overall goals and activities of the Academy