The ASSETT Faculty Fellows program brings together faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences to promote continuous improvement of the undergraduate learning experience. With support from ASSETT staff, Faculty Fellows serve as mentors, leaders, and liaisons to address needs and challenges within their individual departments.
Fellowships require a three-semester commitment and include a $3000 professional development award. A cohort of 10 Fellows will participate in a seminar during spring 2020. For AY 2020-21, Fellows will collaborate with ASSETT staff to engage their departments in actively addressing identified teaching, learning, and technology issues.
"The best part of being a Faculty Fellow, to me, has been the wonderful cross-disciplinary discussions with colleagues from across the campus," explains Nicole Jobin, Instructor of History and Associate Director of the Sewall Residential Academic Program. "It made me realize how much we have in common even when our disciplines seem like they are opposites. Talking about ways of promoting or assessing critical thinking or discussing how to assess if our assignments meet learning goals is one kind of conversation between a bunch of people who teach the same subject. It is entirely different in surprising and enlightening ways when you put together a historian, a mathematician, a biologist, and a writing instructor, for instance."
To apply, complete the online application and ask your department chair to submit a letter of support no later than December 1, 2019. Further details and submission instructions are available on the ASSETT website.
Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to Amanda McAndrew, ASSETT’s Faculty Services Portfolio Manager.