|The SIUE School of Education is proud to announce the charter members of its Academy of Fellows. Click here to view the list of members.|
The purpose of the Academy is to acculturate, develop, support, and honor a cadre of professional leaders who serve the School of Education as Ambassadors, Advisors, Scholars, and Teaching Fellows.
There are two different levels of involvement as a Fellow of the Academy.
1. Who can join the Academy?
Anyone with an interest in and commitment to the School of Education, as represented by the activities and programs in its five departments: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Kinesiology and Health Education, Psychology, and Special Education and Communication Disorders. A master's degree is required for a Scholar or Teaching Fellow.
2. How do I become a Fellow of the Academy?
Complete the online application available at http://form.fh.siue.edu/fellows/welcome.htm
3. What is my commitment if I become a Fellow in the Academy?
Your commitment and role depends on your interests and qualifications, therefore your involvement is as much or as little as you choose: For example, Ambassadors are committing themselves to expressing interest in the School of Education and they will receive updates and invitations; Scholars are interested in supporting the classroom activities of the School of Education and making themselves available to visit classes if and when they are invited to do so by individual faculty. At each level, you can accept or decline any invitation you may receive.
4. When does the Academy accept new Fellows?
Applications are processed as they are received, and a certificate recognizing you as a Fellow of the Academy will be mailed directly to you; however, those who are Fellows by April 09, 2009 will become Charter Fellows of the Academy and receive specially designated certificates at the Inaugural Reception on Thursday evening May 7, 2009.
5. How do I move from one level to another in the Academy?
The online application (available at: http://form.fh.siue.edu/fellows/welcome.htm) provides information and access to different levels. If you wish to change your level at any time, you may make this request using the same form.
6. I have received professional recognition from another group, how does this affect my level of involvement?
The School of Education is delighted to accept applications from those who have received professional recognition through awards or advanced degrees (e.g. National Board Certification, Golden Apple Award Winner, Teaching Excellence Awards, Fellow of the National Writing Project, etc.). You may join as a Fellow at a level available for your level of qualification.
7. I already teach as adjunct faculty at SIUE, how does this affect my level of membership?
Those with a master's degree who are already serving as adjunct instructors are especially welcome in the Academy. We would welcome your application to the Academy at any level you choose.
8. I am interested teaching at SIUE in the future, can I nominate myself to be a Teaching Fellow?
Yes, Teaching Fellows serve when they are invited by faculty or when they nominate themselves; however, there may be limited opportunities to teach courses at the university because of constraints such as job openings, contractual restrictions, qualifications, employment law, and budgets.
If you need further assistance, please contact:
Beth Weeks at firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 650 3350
Or by mail to:
Beth Weeks, Secretary
Office of Dean,
School of Education
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville