Group photo of the Faculty Fellows

The call for the 2021-2022 cohort of Faculty Fellows will open in November 2020. Visit the ​2020-2021 Faculty Fellows page to see current members. 


What Is the Faculty Fellows Program?

The ASSETT Faculty Fellows Program is a collaborative community of faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences who address teaching, learning, and technology challenges within their individual departments. With support from ASSETT staff, Fellows provide leadership and guidance by facilitating constructive conversations, workshops, or other events aimed at identifying, clarifying, and reducing barriers within their departments. Fellows serve as mentors, leaders, and liaisons to promote and prioritize continuous improvement of the undergraduate learning experience.

"The best part of being a Faculty Fellow, to me, has been the wonderful cross-disciplinary discussions with colleagues from across the campus. 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."

-- Nicole Jobin, 2017–18 Faculty Fellow

Program Goals

  1. Foster communication, identify departmental interests and needs, provide departmental leadership and resources around best teaching practices, and act as an ambassador and communication conduit for ASSETT and OIT resources.

  2. Stimulate departmental and cross-departmental conversations around technology integration as a means to contribute to a larger culture shift toward evidence-based pedagogy, active learning, and student-centered approaches.

  3. Develop a collaborative network of faculty committed to excellence in education.

  4. Cultivate a network of advocates and mentors located within academic departments to provide guidance and leadership in teaching and learning.

Who Should Apply?

Ideal candidates have a history of advancing education in their department or the college and can adopt a leadership role around teaching in their department. If you have an interest in evidence-based pedagogical approaches, implementing academic technologies, and professional development to advance departmental teaching goals, you should apply!

Benefits include recognition as a Faculty Fellow and leader supported by the college in ways that advance your service record around our collective educational mission. Second, you will work closely with ASSETT/OIT staff and educational scholars, gaining access to resources. Third, you will develop a network of engaged scholars to support the College’s educational mission around relevant and important issues in higher education.

Ten (10) Faculty Fellowships will be awarded. Fellowships require a three-semester commitment and include a $3000 professional development award (not to be used as a salary stipend). Fellows will participate in a seminar during spring 2020. During AY 2020–21, the Fellows, with ASSETT staff, will engage their departments in actively addressing the identified teaching, learning, and technology needs and challenges. To apply, complete the application (click the button below to access) and submit a letter of support from your department chair. Chair letters should be emailed directly to and address the following qualifications:

  • Interest and commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
  • Ability to positively impact teaching and learning in their department
  • Bandwidth and ability to fulfill a three-semester commitment.

Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to Amanda McAndrew, ASSETT’s Faculty Services Portfolio Manager.

Apply to be a Faculty Fellow