Faculty Fellows Program

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is to provide support for faculty to enhance learning across our campus. One program that will support this mission is a newly developed Faculty Fellows program that is accepting applications. This program will allow cohorts of faculty to advance their teaching, scholarship, professional development, student growth, and service to the university and the broader community. Through this program faculty will pursue work on a particular pedological topic and develop materials designed to improve teaching and learning in their courses. A facilitator with expertise in teaching and/or research in their designated topic will lead each cohort.  

Faculty participants will attend weekly professional development training and learning modules, develop teaching and learning tools, engage in scholarly activities to assess the effectiveness of the teaching and learning tools, and disseminate the findings of their work at the Scholar at Work Conference. This program will run for an academic year, beginning in the Fall, with the program concluding after the Scholars at Work Conference, held each Spring.  

Cohorts offered for Faculty Fellows 2020-2021 include:  

The Socially Just Classroom: Teaching for Equity 2030 

By grappling with our own biases and biases inherent in our academic content and context, we will gain insight into ways our practices help or hinder the learning in our classrooms, particularly for marginalized students. We will use this insight to develop classroom practices that create more equitable, socially just learning spaces. Through observation, peer-teaching, co-teaching, and reflection, we will work together to gain confidence using these practices and build them into our courses. 

Quality Improvement in Online Teaching and Learning

 Create strategies to improve engagement among instructors and students in an online setting, including the development of learning activities, course materials, and assessment of teaching and learning. 

Decreasing Opportunity Gaps in Gateway Courses

Recognizing that opportunities gaps exist on our campus in Gateway Courses, instructors will work in this cohort to learn and employ strategies to address this gap. Participants will also develop resources aimed at reducing the opportunity gap and increasing successful completion.