About the Program
What's the Purpose of the Master Teachers Fellowship Program?
The primary aim of the MTFP is to enhance the educational mission of the College by improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes of individual faculty. Specifically, the fellowship is designed to increase fellow's:
Knowledge of key educational principles and theories.
Skills in lecturing, facilitating, designing and evaluating.
Interest in and ability to serve as an educational leader.
Self-reflection and readiness to benefit from constructive feedback from learners and peers.
What Is the Format of the Fellowship?
Kickoff: Monthly sessions designed to help members of the class build collaborative relationships, and a conceptual foundation for the remainder of the fellowship.
Workshops and Mini-Fellowships: Fellows will be required to attend over a two-year period 24 hours of educator development workshops and mini-fellowships offered at Baylor College of Medicine or at regional or national conferences. They will be able to select sessions which match their schedules and their interests.
Topical Discussions: Once a month, members of the MTFP class will meet to discuss with an expert in the area specific topics (i.e., educational pedagogy, evaluation, research).
Independent Projects: Fellows will be required to complete, primarily during the second year of the fellowship, an educational project that involves application of educational principles to address a meaningful educational problem.
What Time Commitment Does It Require?
A new class of fellows will be selected and initiated every two years. The fellowship extends for 24 months, starting in September. During this time, fellows are expected to commit at least six hours per month to prepare for and attend Friday afternoon sessions and to work on their independent projects. They must also include time for workshops and mini-fellowships.
Fellows should be prepared to make a 10 percent time commitment to the program.
How Do I Apply?
Contact Dr. Geeta Singhal in the Office of Faculty Development at (713) 798-7285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the next two-year class of the MTFP will be open from Feb. 1- April 1, 2015.