Request for Proposals: The 2012-2013 Provost’s Teacher-Scholar Program
This program will provide summer stipends in two consecutive summers ($5,000 and $6,000, respectively) to faculty members who show the potential to develop into exceptional teacher-scholars. It would be preferred if, during each of the two summers they receive stipends, participants in the Provost’s Teacher Scholar (PTS) Program teach no courses, but, if necessary, they may teach a maximum of one course per summer, if that course is one they have taught at least once previously. Participants will be expected to submit a proposal for significant external funding (public or private) of their teaching or scholarship by the end of the second summer of support. Following submission of the proposal for external support the participants will be expected to engage in activities that would strengthen a re-application should the first application need to be revised and re-submitted. We plan to select ten additional faculty members to participate in the 2012-2012 program starting during the summer of 2012. Applications will be accepted in Winter Quarter of 2012, selected PTS participants will develop a Career Development Plan during the Spring Quarter, and the first summer of funding for the new PTS participants will be summer of 2012.
Vision Statement for the Teacher-Scholar Model
Teacher-Scholars at Cal Poly Pomona are role models who actively promote
life-long intentional learning to our students, are actively engaged in advancing their fields of inquiry, and are committed to blending teaching and scholarship into a single synergistic endeavor that results in a creative integration of the two roles.
Cal Poly Pomona Teacher-Scholars apply knowledge from the frontiers of their disciplines and pedagogical scholarships to the development of their courses and the curriculum. Teacher-Scholars:
Cal Poly Pomona Teacher-Scholars engage in the practice of scholarship, which is specifically defined by discipline and academic unit, and is broadly construed to include the scholarship of discovery, integration, teaching, application and engagement. While the scholarship of Teacher-Scholars varies widely across disciplines at Cal Poly Pomona, it incorporates essential elements that define scholarship, including research and/or creative work. Teacher-Scholars:
Cal Poly Pomona Teacher-Scholars integrate scholarship and teaching to create a synthesis greater than both activities. Teacher-Scholars:
The scholarly and creative activities of Teacher-Scholars vary widely across disciplines
at Cal Poly Pomona. Consistent with discipline practices, academic departments/units may adapt this vision statement to establish the standards to which Teacher-Scholars are held.