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Next.IU Faculty Fellows

Help find and develop solutions that help faculty and staff support student success
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Help build tools to support student success

Are you interested in finding tech solutions that support student success? Do you want to work with IU’s instructional technology experts one-on-one?

Become a Next.IU eLearning Innovation Faculty Fellow!

If you have an innovative idea for using an IU tech tool, want to explore tech not yet available at IU, or are interested in creating something brand new, this fellowship could be for you.

Details include:

  • Year-long program
  • Open to full-time faculty from any IU campus
  • $5,000 stipend (can be split among multiple collaborators)
  • Personalized support from UITS to develop, pilot, and assess your idea

Get started

Fill out the Next.IU eLearning Innovation Faculty Fellowship form to share your idea. An educational technologist or faculty fellow will get in touch to discuss it.

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The Next.IU eLearning Innovation Faculty Fellowship offers opportunities to support student success, including:

  • use of existing IU tools in innovative ways
  • exploration of new tools developed externally
  • development of new software or tools in collaboration with UITS staff

The fellowship includes financial support and incentives to focus on the use of technology in teaching. In general, the fellowship will last through an academic year and provide:

  • a $5,000 stipend, which could be shared among faculty if a proposal involves more than one member
  • support for software and tool development and any financial support needed to purchase technology for the project
  • personalized instructional technology support

Student success is one of IU’s key institutional goals. Technology can be an important tool to facilitate high-impact teaching practices that addresses today’s challenges of declining enrollment and workforce development. With that in mind, the following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

  • Does it support student success goals (retention, completion, academic success)?
  • Does it help reduce inequitable outcomes for students based on income background and race/ethnicity?
  • Is it scalable or replicable across disciplines, modalities, and/or campuses?
  • It is solving a problem that is widely experienced by faculty or has led to negative outcomes among students?
  • Does it support evidence-based best practices in the use of technology in teaching and learning?
  • Is it sustainable?
  • Does it use existing resources? Or if new resources are needed, are there ways to get those resources and do the student benefits outweigh the cost?

These IU-developed projects are good examples of innovative uses to technology to support student success:

  • Quick Check—quizzing tool integrated with Canvas that creates inline assessments in courses. The tool allows for frequent, low-stakes assessments that encourage interaction with course content and give high-quality feedback.
  • Boost—mobile app integrated with Canvas that provides automated notifications about assignments and due dates.