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Prevost, Luanna B.; Vergara, Claudia E.; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Campa, Henry, III. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Higher education institutions prepare future faculty members for multiple roles, including teaching. However, teaching professional development programs for graduate students vary widely. We present evaluation data from a high engagement program for STEM doctoral students. We analyzed the impact on three cohorts of participants over three academic…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Students, Fellowships, Program Evaluation
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Bethell, Kerry – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article chronicles the experiences of four New Zealand kindergarten teachers who, between 1932 and 1937, were individually awarded Carnegie Corporation of New York Travel Fellowships to undertake an academic year of advanced study at the progressive Teachers College at Columbia University in New York and to visit educational provisions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fellowships, Professional Continuing Education, Networks
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Wolf, Lorraine W. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2018
This chapter discusses the impact of undergraduate research as a form of engaged student learning. It summarizes the gains reported in post-fellowship assessment essays acquired from students participating in the Auburn University Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. The chapter also discusses the program's efforts to increase opportunities…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Learner Engagement, Essays
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Smith, R.; Stockley, D.; Ahmad, A.; Hastings, A.; Kinderman, L.; Gauthier, L. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
The 3M National Teaching Fellowship (3MNTF) is the highest award in teaching in Canada and was first awarded in 1986, yet to date there has been no research measuring its impact on individual winners and their institutions. As part of this project, two focus groups were conducted at the 3MNTF Retreat in Banff, with the 2012 cohort, 3M retreat…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Awards
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"TNTP Teaching Fellows" is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to prepare people to teach in high-need public schools. The program recruits professionals seeking to change careers and recent college graduates who are not certified teachers. "TNTP Teaching Fellows" expects its participants to teach for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, At Risk Students, Alternative Teacher Certification, Career Change
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Rushton, Lia – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
When I was appointed fellowships advisor at UAB back in the late 1990s and before the formation of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors, as a first order of business I spoke with the university's few former winners and finalists about their experiences applying for nationally competitive scholarships. One such former applicant, now an…
Descriptors: Colleges, Fellowships, Scholarships, Competition
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Ifill, Nicole – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This report is based on data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), a large, nationally representative sample survey of students that focuses on how they finance their education. NPSAS includes data on the application for and receipt of financial aid, including grants, loans, assistantships, scholarships,…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Student Surveys, Student Financial Aid
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2016
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship successfully addressed the challenge of preparing and supporting effective teachers for Michigan's high-need classrooms, while helping transform teacher education across the state for the long term. This report analyzes the efforts of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Improvement, Instructional Improvement, Fellowships
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Behrens, Susan – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
One of the tenets of linguistics is that all language forms are equal, communicatively capable, and worthy of respect. Given this premise of equality, what does one make of "Standard English (SE), the dialect elevated above others in the American school system, the dialect that students most likely consider "correct" and…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Fellowships, Language Variation, Academic Achievement
Gafney, Leo; Bynum, R. David; Sheppard, Keith – Online Submission, 2015
This report describes the origin and development of CESAME (The Center for Science and Mathematics Education) at Stony Brook University. The analysis identifies key ingredients in areas of personnel, funding, organizational structures, educational priorities, collaboration, and institutionalization. After a discussion of relevant issues in…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Position Papers
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2015
The nation's teacher education programs are not producing the quantity or quality of teachers needed, particularly in needed subjects. The only way to ensure a strong enough pipeline of effective teachers to ensure equitable access is to dramatically increase how states are preparing prospective educators. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment
Fraser, James W.; Watson, Audra M. – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014
Woodrow Wilson Senior Fellow James W. Fraser and Audra Watson, the Foundation's Director of Mentoring and Induction Strategy, take a look at emerging trends in clinical preparation for new teachers. This new white paper is based on experience with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, and includes observations from some of the colleges and…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Mentors, Student Teaching, College Students
Fraser, James W. – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014
In this commentary, James W. Fraser, a noted historian of education, cites examples from several teacher education programs at more than 30 universities partnering with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in various ways. Additionally, Fraser reviews decades of challenges to traditional teacher preparation, looks at some current reforms, and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational History, Historians, Teacher Education Programs
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Shallcross, Dudley E.; Harrison, Timothy G.; Read, David; Barker, Nicholas – Higher Education Studies, 2014
Two UK programmes to place school teachers in a university setting are compared; the Excellence Fellowship Awards Pilot Scheme and the School Teacher Fellows Scheme. In this paper we compare the School Teacher Fellow Scheme supported by Bristol ChemLabS (Shallcross et al., 2013a, 2013b) and subsequently by the Royal Society of Chemistry with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Recruitment, College Science
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Brandon, Paul R.; Smith, Nick L.; Ofir, Zenda; Noordeloos, Marco – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
In this Exemplars case, the fifth and final under the direction of the current coeditors, the authors present a reflective account of an ongoing, complex, multiyear, multinational monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system conducted for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), an international development program. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Agriculture, Research and Development
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