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Bernal Receives Lilly Fellowship

Angelica Bernal, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a Lilly Teaching Fellowship for 2011-2012.  

This competitive award program, established in 1986, enables promising junior faculty to cultivate teaching excellence in a special year-long collaboration. Each year, eight to ten teaching fellows are selected to work closely with the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) on individual projects which typically involve developing or redesigning a course. Bernal's Fellowship will allow her to redesign her course "Power," which will be the first of a two-course sequence. 

As part of the fellowship, fellows assess their teaching and their students' learning through classroom visits, reviewing of course materials, and student feedback. Lilly Teaching Fellows attend a bi-weekly seminar on college teaching organized by the OFD, and work with a senior faculty "mentor" to anticipate many of the challenges and rewards of teaching here at the University.  The year features three signature aspects: an annual retreat, bi-weekly seminars on college teaching, and a teaching development project.

The Lilly Fellowship comes only two months after Bernal received a Center for Research on Families Family Scholar Award.

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