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2023 NFO Attendance Confirmation


Faculty Innovator Application

Thank you for your interest in the Faculty Innovator (FI) Fellowship. The FI Fellowship contributes to excellence at EKU by promoting innovation in teaching practices across campus, thereby supporting diverse learners and transforming lives. As teacher-scholars, the faculty innovators serve as role models within their respective colleges and within the university.

Faculty Innovators are expected to devote approximately 5-7 hours each week to FI responsibilities. Expectations of the Faculty Innovator position include the following, at a minimum:

  • Lead at least one TLI session, demonstration and/or workshop, (either through the FCT&L or in their college) on innovative/best practices in pedagogy and technology;
  • Conduct outreach activities within their college to connect one-on-one with faculty;
  • Observe faculty in the classroom;
  • Serve as a liaison between the FCT&L and the individual colleges, by helping foster improved communication in both directions;
  • Promote innovative teaching strategies through pilot projects and/or studies;
  • Participate in various university events (by attending, facilitating, or helping to plan);
  • Attend all planned meetings/year (usually two each semester), to outline initiatives and discuss upcoming events. Check-in meetings may occur throughout the semester as well, when there are pressing agenda items for the group to discuss.

FIs are appointed for a 3-year term and receive a stipend for their service. At the conclusion of the three-year program, participants who have successfully completed the entire Fellowship will be invited to join the Council of Faculty Innovators. Council members retain their membership on the Council for the rest of their time at EKU and are expected to continue serving as an advocate for effective teaching and learning practices.

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Developing & Refining a Creative Topic (ALT)

Students will crowd-source their topics with a collaborative brainstorming activity using a free, online app; instructors can choose between¬†Conceptboard (requires students to set up a free account) or Google’s Jamboard (available via students’ existing EKU G-Suite account).¬†Instructors are invited to join the fun by contributing to their students’¬†brainstorms.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all the necessary materials to embed this workshop in your Blackboard course shell.


Designing & Creating Infographics (ALT)

In this workshop, students will learn the basic elements of infographics, their purpose and how they can be used, as well as some guiding principles of design. Students will also put these ideas into practice with an exercise.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all the necessary materials to embed this workshop in your Blackboard course shell.


Noel Studio Active Learning Toolkit: Synthesizing Research

In this activity, students will use sources to practice identifying points of a debate and organize them into a cohesive argument.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all of the Active Learning Toolkit materials.


Noel Studio Active Learning Toolkit: Peer Review

This activity will use either student drafts or sample papers to discuss and practice effective strategies for peer reviews. Students will learn to analyze a prompt, examine the success of a draft, and offer feedback for revision.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all of the Active Learning Toolkit materials.


Audience Awareness & Communication (ALT)

This activity will help students understand how audience impacts their language and style choices when writing or speaking.


Tackling Thesis Statements (ALT)

In this workshop, students will learn what makes an effective thesis statement, why thesis statements are important, and how to construct a strong thesis statement. After, instructors should consider asking students to practice developing and identifing strong thesis statements by incorporating the activity in a Blackboard discussion board, Google Doc, etc.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all the necessary materials to embed this workshop in your Blackboard course shell.


Introduction to Citation & Documentation: MLA (ALT)

In this workshop, students will receive a general overview of MLA and hands-on practice in developing reference entries.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all the necessary materials to embed this workshop in your Blackboard course shell.


Introduction to Citation & Documentation: APA (ALT)

In this workshop, students will receive a general overview of APA and hands-on practice in developing reference entries.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all the necessary materials to embed this workshop in your Blackboard course shell.


Developing & Delivering Oral Presentations (ALT)

In this workshop, students will learn the basic steps in creating and delivering a speech. Students will participate in a brief lesson on brainstorming for speeches, finding research, using visuals, and delivery. After, consider asking students to complete, record, and share the fun speech exercise to practice public speaking.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all the necessary materials to embed this workshop in your Blackboard course shell.


Designing Research Posters (ALT)

In this workshop, students will learn the basic elements of research posters, their purpose and how they are used, how they should be designed and organized, and what kind of information they should include. Students will put these ideas into practice with an exercise.

Please fill out this short form; upon completion, you will be directed to a Google Drive folder that contains all the necessary materials to embed this workshop in your Blackboard course shell.


The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity


521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-7330
Email: noelstudio@eku.edu

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