Reva A. Savkar, Annandale associate professor of chemistry and winner of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and husband, Bob Loser, retired ELI instructional designer, have announced the creation of the Loser-Savkar Faculty Professional Development Fellowship to provide $1,000 grants to full-time 9-month teaching faculty in support of their professional development activities.
Applicants for the fellowship will submit proposals for consideration and Loser-Savkar Fellows will be chosen by a Fellowship Committee based on an evaluation of proposals. Charlotte Calobrisi, human resources associate vice president, and Frances Villagran-Glover, Alexandria dean of learning and technology resources and the acting director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, will serve on the Fellowship Committee along with Savkar and Loser.
Calobrisi and Villagran-Glover made a presentation about the Loser-Savkar Faculty Professional Development Fellowship at the College Convocation on August 16, which included a video interview with Savkar and Loser, who were out of the country at the time.
“Through our fellowship,” Savkar and Loser say in the video, “we hope to promote better understanding of learning and more skillful application of that knowledge to teaching.” The application deadline for the first Loser-Savkar Faculty Professional Development Fellowship is October 1 and information about it can be found at https://blogs.nvcc.edu/lsfellowship/.