Faculty Innovation in Student Success - Micro-credentials

Faculty Innovation in Student Success - Micro-credentials

Faculty Innovation in Student Success: Learn & Return

Faculty Innovation in Student Success is designed to offer professional development. The goal is for faculty to learn and return; implementing the credentialing course content into their interactions with students (formal and informal teaching and learning platforms). This opportunity is for faculty to adapt microcredential content into their practice. You will receive tuition for enrollment in an online credential. 

What could I receive? 

Three months of access to an online provider where you can enroll in an online,  microcredential course.  

Where will I access the online credentialing course? 

Through a partnership with Udacity, Rowan faculty can access a variety of microcredentials (courses in the Rowan Online Marketplace and additional courses). Because Udacity is heavily weighted toward STEM fields, faculty can also use other micro credential vendors such as Udemy, Coursera, and edX.  

Why do I need this?

Learn a new skill, technique or teaching tool in order to express your curriculum more efficiently and effectively to your students. You will enhance and update your course content with what you learn. You can learn innovative ways to support student learning and success.

Who may apply? 

All full-time faculty (pre-tenure, tenure track, and non-tenure track) in any year of service, part-time faculty members, adjunct faculty members, professional staff, or librarians in a teaching role, including RowanSOM and CMSRU faculty.

Criteria (including but not limited to):

  • Clear explanation of how the course content can be used to enhance student success. 
  • Description of ways the course content can be used to enhance and improve curriculum.
  • Clear plans for how the course content can help in your work with student pre-professional planning and career advancement.

Application Process:

Applicants will submit a Google Form which includes:

  • Name
  • Department
  • Number of years of service at Rowan
  • Role or rank 
  • About the Micro-credential Course Content
    • What specific Microcredential Course content/work will be completed (use the name you see on the site)?
    • What platform will be used for this course and why was that platform chosen?
    • Why is this the microcredential that you are most interested in?
  • Purpose statement - File Upload
    • Upload a clear and concise statement which addresses one or more of the following: 
      • How will taking this course/credentialing impact student success?
      • How will taking this course/credentialing impact the curriculum, co-curricular or extra curricular experiences offered at Rowan? 
      • How will taking this course/credentialing impact student pre-professional planning and career advancement? 

Deadlines: Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

  • November 20  (for course taken during 3 month period of Dec 15 - Feb 15)
  • April 12  (for course taken during 3 month period of May 15 - Aug 15)

Recipients will be announced prior to course enrollment. 

 

Updated 3/28/22