Each year the Mack Center selects a group of fellows to conduct ambitious research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and to participate in our community of SoTL scholars. Fellows not only work on their own research with the mentorship of a community of SoTL scholars, but also have additional opportunities for collaborating on additional research projects.
Mack Fellows receive $1,000 in initial research funds and $1000 after they complete their project and submit a paper to a scholarly journal.
Mack Fellowships begin in March and end in May of the following year. The dates below begin with the academic year during which a candidate submits a proposal. Candidates submit a proposal in the fall. Mack Fellow finalists are chosen typically in November of that fall. Mack Fellows are selected from the finalist pool and are announced in the following February. The fellowship begins at that point with project typically taking about a year to complete. Below is a typical timeline for the application process as well as the Mack fellowship year.
Deadline for submission of a proposal to become a Mack Fellow to the FACET offices at firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applications are notified that they are Mack Fellows.
Mid-May of first year: FACET Retreat: SoTL Camp
New fellows meet immediately prior to the FACET retreat with a group of SoTL researchers to discuss their research and to gather ideas for addressing challenges that their research presents.
Fall and Spring after First FACET Retreat
Fellows work on their projects and remain in contact with one another on their progress.
Second FACET Retreat
Fellows discuss their completed projects and give a final presentation at the FACET retreat. They also attend SoTL camp prior to the retreat to offer feedback to the entering class of new Fellows.
Post Second FACET Retreat
After the retreat Fellows revise their manuscripts and prepare their article for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. (We encourage fellows to consider our journals, the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, as publication outlets.) At this point, fellows should also be planning additional avenues for dissemination, such as other publications or the implementation of new programs of research. All fellows should be presenting their work on campus—for example, at seminars or workshops organized by their teaching and learning center or their FACET liaison.