The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to announce the 2015-16 CTL Fellows program. This program supports experienced teachers who wish to undertake a project of innovation in their teaching and be part of an ongoing conversation about pedagogy. Fellows each receive a $2000 stipend, and together they form a colloquium that gathers once per month to discuss their projects. Past fellows have especially valued the opportunity for in-depth discussions with colleagues about various pedagogical approaches, and they participate in the life of their cohort in multiple ways, including observing one or more of the other fellows’ classes and participating in a collective presentation of their projects near the end of the spring semester. Fellows also produce a written report that can be shared with the Trinity community.
The CTL Fellows program seeks to support a wide range of projects focused on creative ideas about teaching. Projects may be germane to a single course (existing or new) or multiple courses in a faculty member’s portfolio. They may be content- or practice-oriented. Fellows may wish to bring into the classroom a scholarly project or a new development in their field; adapt or develop a pedagogical mode—e.g., a type of classroom activity or assignment—the faculty member has not previously employed; or otherwise pursue a defined goal in one’s teaching. This year’s fellows—Stefanie Chambers, Dario Del Puppo, Scott Gac, David Reuman, and Abigail Fisher Williamson—pursued an eclectic array of projects you can read about here. Last year’s fellows’ final reports can be found here.
In a two-page proposal, applicants should describe the teaching projects they wish to undertake; provide a rationale for the project; and explain the expected impacts on their teaching. Tenured, tenure-track and full-time, continuing faculty members who are in at least their second year at Trinity, and who have not been CTL Fellows in the past three years, are eligible to apply. Proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 27, at 4:00 pm, and notifications will occur in early April. Please direct questions to Dina Anselmi (email@example.com) or Chris Hager (firstname.lastname@example.org).