Apply To Be A Teaching Fellow

[highlight]Deadline for the Spring 2018 cohort: Friday, October 27, 2017[/highlight]


Teaching fellows are untenured faculty working in cross-disciplinary groups of three or four, facilitated by a master teacher. They are actively interested in developing as  teachers and investigating teaching and learning in their own classrooms.


  • Be an untenured assistant professor, instructor, or lecturer
  • Be able to participate for four semesters beginning Spring 2018
  • Have the approval of your department chair

Note: A letter from your department chair is not necessary, but you must check in with your chair about how participating in the Teaching Academy will fit your schedule and other responsibilities.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Observe and be observed by all members of your group
  • Engage in descriptive, non-judgmental feedback with your group
  • Experiment with small changes in your teaching
  • Complete readings and assignments; post completed assignments on Blackboard
  • Be flexible in your availability, which will occasionally involve meeting on a non-teaching day
  • Videotape your teaching for self-reflection and discussion (Semester 2)
  • Plan and carry out a classroom research project (Semesters 3 and 4), which may be presented at the annual SoTL Forum
  • Attend orientation and wrap-up meetings each semester. The orientation for Spring 2018 is scheduled for Friday, January 26th (10:00 am–5:00 pm).

For more details about Teaching Academy activities, please see Overview of Semesters.


$500.00 per semester (total $2,000.00)


Teaching fellow application form


Teaching fellow applications will be reviewed by a committee that includes: the Director of CETLS, the Director of the Teaching Academy, two former or current master teachers, and two former or current teaching fellows. Selection of teaching fellows is based on responses in the application form, availability, and approval by the Associate Dean of Faculty. Participants will also be selected to ensure representation from across disciplines. If there are more applications than can be accommodated, priority may be given to faculty newer to community college teaching. Applicants will be notified by Friday, December 1, 2017.