Online Teaching Fellowship for ICNC Online Course Alumni (by invitation only)
ICNC has launched a new fellowship opportunity specially designed for our alumni who have distinguished themselves with excellent participation in the ICNC moderated and participant-led online courses.
The ICNC Online Teaching Fellowship is a program in which winning applicants are eligible to receive $5,000 in funding to design and teach two online courses on civil resistance; each course, at minimum, 21 days long. ICNC staff will also share relevant resources and guides that will assist Fellows in their work on developing curriculum for and setting up their online courses. Courses do not need to be run in English. In fact, we encourage you to design a course in your local language using materials from ICNC’s resource library in over 70 languages.
The courses will be run in an asynchronous format, meaning that you and participants will not need to be in the course at the same time to engage with the course content and among each other. At the same time, ICNC would like fellows to hold at least two live webinars during the duration of the course to keep the participants’ engagement and completion rate high.
Fellows will be expected to use ICNC’s online course platform to develop and teach their online courses. This fellowship will be awarded to up to the ten strongest applicants.
Furthermore, depending on available funds, we hope to create an opportunity for interested fellows to apply for coaching fellowships designed to help your future outstanding course alumni to design and run their own courses.
Are you interested in designing and teaching a course in your language for participants in your local region? Here are the specific requirements for the program.
The course must:
- be 3 weeks (21 days) in length
- be run twice (once in October/November 2022 and once in February/March 2023)
- have between 25-30 participants completing each iteration with the target admission of around 30 carefully preselected applicants
- have a live orientation webinar prior to the start of the course
- at least two live webinars during the course—one of which might feature a guest speaker (either a scholar, activist/organizer, or trainer focused on civil resistance).
Additionally, fellows must:
- develop and teach a full course on the ICNC online platform in the fellow’s local language in Fall 2022 and again in Winter 2023
- conduct targeted promotion, recruitment, and admission for their online courses to select the most appropriate and committed participants
- run surveys before and after the course to evaluate participant learning gains (based on ICNC’s online course surveys)
- report to ICNC on the progress with recruiting, designing, and running the course
Suggested Course Outline
The ideal course will address the following topics:
Orientation, Participation Introductions, and Opening Survey (3 days)
Module 1: Introduction to Civil Resistance (4 days)
Module 2: Historical and Contemporary Cases of Civil Resistance (4 days)
Module 3: The Record and Effectiveness of Civil Resistance (4 days)
Module 4: Strategies and Tactics of Civil Resistance (4 days)
Evaluation and Closing Surveys (2 days)
Beyond these overarching topics to address, we invite applicants to design a course that caters to the interests and needs of the particular audience you plan to reach. So, for instance, if you are located in Pakistan, you can draw historical and contemporary cases of nonviolent resistance movements from South and Central Asia for Module 2; if you are located in Venezuela, you can draw strategic and tactical examples from Latin America and the Caribbean for Module 4.
ICNC Resources for Curriculum Development
In developing the curriculum proposal, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider integrating elements of the following resources:
- A Force More Powerful, 2000 documentary
- Bringing Down a Dictator, 2001 documentary
- Orange Revolution, 2007 documentary
We strongly encourage you to consult ICNC’s Resource Library for translated materials that will help you develop your course curriculum / modules in your local language.
Here is the timeline of what your project would look like:
June 30, 2022: Application deadline
July 15: Fellowships are awarded and contracts are signed
Mid-July through September: Fellows build the course on ICNC’s platform;
September/October: Call for applications; selection of course participants
October/November: Fellows run the first iteration of the course(21 days)
December: Fellows report on learning gains based on surveys from before and after the course; submission of the final course evaluation
January 2023: Updating and improving the course based on the participants’ feedback
January/February: Call for applications; selection of course participants
February/March: Fellows run the second iteration of the course (21 days)
April: Fellows report on learning gains based on surveys from before and after the course to complete the fellowship
The $5,000 award will be disbursed to each participant in three installments across the length of their project.
ICNC staff will be available to give feedback on your course design and to provide an instructor guide and tech support for the online learning platform.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please reach out to ICNC’s Academic Team with any questions you have about this fellowship opportunity.
This fellowship opportunity is being made available to select alumni of ICNC’s online courses, by invitation only. If you received the invitation, you can find the link to submit your proposal in the announcement email.