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.