2022–2023 Center for Teaching and Learning and ASSETT Faculty Fellows
The Center for Teaching and Learning and ASSETT are pleased to announce a campus-wide Faculty Fellows program! During Fall 2023, faculty fellows will attend a seminar and engage with a cohort of colleagues around teaching topics such as course design, active learning, inclusive teaching, teaching assessments, teaching with technology and other topics of interest. At the end of this seminar, fellows will propose a project to actively address identified teaching and learning challenge(s) in Spring 2024. The call for participation is open through May 15, 2023.
With ASSETT joining the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), we are able to expand the Faculty Fellows program offering to all campus colleges and schools. The campus-wide Faculty Fellows Program is a collaborative community of faculty who address teaching and learning challenges within their individual departments. With support from ASSETT and CTL 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.
Faculty fellows will participate in a seminar during fall 2023 with a cohort of interdisciplinary colleagues from across campus. At the end of this seminar, fellows will propose a project to actively address identified teaching and learning, challenge(s). For spring 2024, fellows will carry out their proposed projects, engage their departments where appropriate and share the results with their department and the wider A&S community. Fellowships require a one-year commitment and include a $3000 professional development award. A cohort of up to 12 fellows will be invited to participate. The seminar will consist of eight meetings. The schedule will be determined by participants availability and preference for in-person or synchronously on Zoom.
"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
- 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 learner-centered approaches.
- Develop a collaborative network of faculty committed to excellence in education.
- Cultivate a network of advocates and mentors located within academic departments to provide guidance and leadership in teaching and learning.
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 university in ways that advance your service record around our collective educational mission. Second, you will work closely with ASSETT and CTL staff and other educational developers, gaining access to resources. Third, you will connect with a network of engaged scholars to support the university’s educational mission around relevant and important issues in higher education.
Ideal candidates will possess:
- 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 two-semester commitment.
To apply, complete the online application and ask your department chair to submit a short email of support no later than May 15, 2023. Further details and submission instructions are coming soon.
Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to Kirk Ambrose, CTL Founding Director or Amanda McAndrew, ASSETT’s Manager.