Active Learning Teaching Fellowships

What are Active Learning Teaching Fellowships?

In order to provide a collaborative community for faculty already experienced with active learning, the Active Learning Teaching Fellowships (ALTFs) are a 2-year opportunity for faculty which will expand their knowledge and use of specific techniques. 

These fellowships are available to faculty who are interested in a long-term examination and implementation of an active learning technique or strategy on a larger scale.  Fellows will propose a particular "deeper dive" into active learning such as a full course redesign or development of course material.

The following is an example of the fellowship structure:

Year 1:

  • Complete a comprehensive literature review compiled and performed by each fellow, shared with the entire cohort during monthly meetings
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of active learning techniques applicable to each member’s accepted proposal
  • Implement the proposal such as, but not limited to, writing and editing of course materials, course redesign, curriculum development or redevelopment

Year 2:

  • Continuation or updating the implementation
  • Serve as mentor to first year fellows
  • Act as formal ambassadors to their home department or college to aid in recruiting more fellows for later fellowship years

What are the benefits?

By the end of the fellowship, ALTFs will have an expanded knowledge of active learning and specific techniques.  In addition, the fellows will have created and implemented a large-scale active learning proposal. 

In addition, ALTFs will receive compensation in the form of one course release per long semester as well as a $500 annual budget to purchase educational supplies, materials, or softwares.

How can you apply?

Applications for the fellowship will be available each March. 

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