We are seeking enthusiastic, committed faculty members to serve as Team Launch Faculty Fellows beginning in January 2017!  As a Faculty Fellow you will have the opportunity to develop new skills in active learning and intentional curriculum design.  You will also be able to work with other Baylor faculty to implement a set of new interdisciplinary courses focused on teamwork skills.

Team Launch Overview
TEAM LAUNCH provides innovative, interdisciplinary learning opportunities that will prepare students for careers in team-based science and healthcare. By developing and implementing the skills necessary to create, participate in, and lead interdisciplinary teams that solve complex problems, TEAM LAUNCH will prepare students to advance and succeed across a broad spectrum of career paths open to graduates with advanced degrees in healthcare and biomedical sciences.  Through three interrelated courses, Team Launch provides a menu of options so that students may tailor the offerings to their needs.
  • Launch Pad uses problem-based, experiential learning, guided by faculty mentors, to build teamwork awareness and skills.  In AY 2016-17, this series will include five modules scheduled for the following dates from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Main Baylor.
    • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • Saturday, February 4, 2017
    • Saturday, February 11, 2017
    • Saturday, February 18, 2017
  • Team Projects will enable students to implement, hone and extend their new skills as part of a team working on authentic projects in commercialization, patient health and safety, or global health. As a culmination, student teams will present written and oral reports to peers, faculty and others at a judged Capstone event.
  • Master Classes are a series of seminars, commonly followed by workshops that are open to the College community, which focus on team- and career-oriented skills essential in almost any professional path, while reinforcing the importance of teamwork broadly across the College.

Faculty Fellows Overview
In addition to faculty members who will have primary instructional and coaching roles in different phases of TEAM LAUNCH, Faculty Fellows will be selected each year to work alongside Launch Pad and Team Project instructors as teacher-learners to develop the course curriculum. Please note that 5% FTE support will be provided for this position.

Faculty fellows will have the opportunity to make active contributions to this inaugural institutional effort.  Among the key benefits of participation in this program, participants will:
  • Receive comprehensive training in teamwork skills
  • Participate actively in longitudinal curriculum development and implementation
  • Facilitate professional development training opportunities for peers
  • Acquire skills in course evaluation and assessment
  • Serve as institutional leaders in teamwork training and transition into the Master Facilitators role for Team Launch after successful completion of the fellowship
Eligibility and Application
Baylor faculty members will be eligible to serve in this role. 

Faculty Fellows will participate in all instructional planning and professional de­velopment activities for TEAM LAUNCH, coach student teams, and receive feedback and mentoring from senior faculty. The development and participation of these fellows is intended to build institutional capacity to teach teamwork skills.

Each applicant must provide the following: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT ONE TIME THROUGH THIS APPLICATION BY Friday, November 18, 2016.
  • Completed online TEAM LAUNCH Faculty Fellows application
  • Copy of Baylor College of Medicine Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement that addresses the following questions:
    • How would your participation as a TEAM LAUNCH Faculty Fellow support your current professional goals and activities?
    • What unique skills, talents and attributes would you add to TEAM LAUNCH through your participation as a Faculty Fellow?
  • Letter of support from the department chair
Final selection and notification of Faculty Fellows will be made by the TEAM LAUNCH Core Leadership Team by Wednesday, November 30, 2016. 

Please note that all selected Faculty Fellows will be required to attend a faculty training retreat on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact team.launch@bcm.edu.

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* 2. First Name

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* 3. Last Name

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* 4. Email Address

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* 5. In which Baylor entity are you enrolled or employed (primary)?

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* 6. What is your role?

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* 7. Please upload your Baylor College of Medicine CV.

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* 8. Please upload your personal statement.

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