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The RCAH and the Graduate School at MSU jointly sponsor a graduate fellowship program for doctoral students with interests in teaching, learning, engagement, and assessment in higher education. The primary goals of the RCAH Graduate Fellowship Program are to provide professional and career development opportunities outside of regular classroom instruction for a diverse group of graduate students as mentors, tutors, and group leaders in various aspects of the RCAH and to contribute directly to the scholarship of teaching, especially in the areas of the humanities, world language proficiency, the visual and performing arts, and civic engagement.
The RCAH Graduate Fellowship Program is for doctoral students who are enrolled in programs associated with the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Music, Education, Social Science, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Students selected for this full-year program participate in group meetings twice a month and smaller discussions with other fellows, outside speakers, and faculty members on topics related to teaching, learning, and engagement. Fellowship recipients work toward defining a small project related to the scholarship of teaching and/or the scholarship of engagement. This will complement other work done as part of the Certification in College Teaching Program. Assistance with projects is provided by faculty mentors in the RCAH. Fellows are encouraged and supported to disseminate project results on websites, at conferences, and in peer-reviewed journals. Each fellow receive $7,500 to help support project expenses and/or travel to a conference to disseminate findincgs. Selected fellows may also be eligible for a second year in the program.