Accelerator Fellowship 2021-2022
The Accelerator Experience
The Experiential Design Accelerator Fellowship (The Accelerator) creates dedicated time, space, and community for faculty to design community-based experiential learning in new or existing courses. Fellows and participating community partners will receive stipends to support this work.
Accelerator application deadline - November 15, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
Upload a video pitch responding to these two questions:
What is your course idea?
How could the Accelerator help you to accomplish this?
Pre-recorded videos can include up to three slides and run no longer than three-minutes. Submit your application here.
2021-2022 Accelerator cohort announced - December 1, 2021
If selected, faculty will be invited to participate in the Three-day Intensive.
Three-day Intensive - January 5-7, 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM via Zoom
In a highly facilitated and rigorous three-days we will move from a concept towards a desirable, feasible, and viable prototype of your course (re)design. Our focus is the design of the student experience that will bring the topics of your courses to life, following an adapted design sprint structure:
What are we looking for? Faculty who:
Clearly and convincingly identify the potential of the course disciplinary content to catalyze innovative and responsive student-driven solutions to a particular authentic challenge facing an organization or community;
Demonstrate intention and capacity to make sustained, authentic partnerships with community organizations central to the new or redesigned course experience;
Demonstrate there is a significant and diverse group of learners who will engage in experiential learning by participating in this course;
Articulate how the new or redesigned course(s) fit into department curricular strategy and the department’s commitment to providing experiential learning to its majors and others;
Demonstrate successful implementation of innovative assessments of student learning, documentation of curricular innovations leading to improved learning; evidence of faculty teaching excellence;
Teach undergraduate students; GAs are not eligible to apply to the fellowship.