Volume 8, Number 3
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The Cross Papers Fellowship 2007-2008
Call for Proposals
In recognition of the many valuable contributions K. Patricia Cross has made to community college teaching and learning, the League is pleased to announce the third annual Cross Papers Fellowship. Supported by an endowment from K. Patricia Cross, the fellowship builds upon the outstanding success and renowned usability of The Cross Papers. Each year, the K. Patricia Cross Endowment names a practitioner/scholar of community college teaching and learning as The Cross Papers Fellow.
Since the release of the inaugural issue of The Cross Papers in 1997, community college educators have used these monographs as tools for stimulating discussion, providing orientation and training to new faculty and staff, rejuvenating veteran employees, and designing successful practices and strategies for reaching the diverse groups of students who come through the open doors of community colleges every day. The League applauds the work of K. Patricia Cross and seeks through this endowment to continue her legacy of professional development focused on community college teaching and learning.
The 2007-2008 Cross Papers Fellow will write an issue of The Cross Papers using the general format established by K. Patricia Cross in the original Cross Papers. This format includes a review of literature on current teaching and learning theory as well as practical applications of current theory in contemporary learning environments. The Cross Papers Fellow will also conduct a Special Session on The Cross Papers topic at the League’s annual Innovations conference, with the session videotaped and posted on the League’s iStream. Following the session, The Cross Papers Fellow will be available to sign copies of the monograph.
The Cross Papers Fellow will receive a stipend of $2,000 to support research and writing, complimentary registration to the Innovations 2008 conference in Denver, travel expenses of up to $1,000 to attend the conference, a plaque commemorating the recipient’s designation as a Cross Papers Fellow, and 10 copies of the print edition of The Cross Papers issue the Fellow writes.
Additional information and guidelines for submitting proposals are available on the League website at www.league.org/crosspapersfellow. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 30, 2007.