The Center for Teaching and Learning awards Innovative Teaching Fellowships to faculty who are interested in exploring the use of academic technology in their teaching practice. Fellows will work with CTL staff and colleagues on a sustained project over two semesters. They will also be able to take full advantage of our Digital Learning Lab to learn and experiment with new technology. Faculty are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. Stipends of $1,000 are associated with all fellowships and are awarded upon project completion.
All faculty, no matter their status, are eligible to apply for an Innovative Teaching Fellowship. Priority consideration is given to new applicants to the program, but faculty may receive the Fellowship more than once.
The application process for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship includes the following steps:
- Meet with the CTL director to discuss your goals for the Fellowship and outline your project
- Secure approval of your dean (so we don’t exceed stipend limits)
- Submit an application
Applications will be reviewed by CTL staff with input from the Teaching and Technology Committee (IHCC) and Faculty Development Committee (DCTC). Priority consideration will be given to applications that:
- Include creative ideas for maximizing the use of the Digital Learning Lab and college-wide Academic Technology to support student learning
- Contain a plan for assessing the impact of the proposed project on student learning
- Identify ways to serve as an instructional model for use by other faculty
Benefits to Recipients
Benefits of receiving an Innovative Teaching Fellowship include:
- Assistance and support from CTL staff with course (re)design, technology training, and assessment and evaluation strategies
- A stipend to support the project and any course (re)design work
- Opportunity to interact and share ideas with other Fellows and with Center staff (several group sessions will be scheduled throughout each semester)
During the first semester of the planned project, Fellows meet bi-weekly with CTL staff; make changes to their courses (design, delivery, syllabi, assessment strategies, etc.); and submit a mid-term and end-of-semester report. Fellows teach their newly (re)designed course(s) in the second semester of their project. During this time, they continue to work closely with CTL staff, continue to make adjustments to their implementation, and share their fellowship experience with the larger college community via AD/In-service Days or other means.