The [email protected] Fellowship program immerses Faculty Fellows and student Learning Assistants in a guided partnership to support the successful implementation of active and inclusive pedagogical strategies to enhance learning for all students. Due to high demand, application for the [email protected] Fellowship is a competitive process, and successful applicants will need to describe how they plan to develop and include active and inclusive pedagogical strategies in their courses.

[email protected] Faculty Fellows are matched with a student Learning Assistant. These students serve a different role than teaching assistants or tutors. Learning Assistants participate as pedagogical partners. In the classroom they offer assistance in the implementation of active and inclusive pedagogies. And outside of the classroom, the Pedagogical Partner Team offers valuable insight on the learning experience by reflecting on the course and developing new course materials and activities. The Center for Teaching and Learning guides the Pedagogical Partner Team, offering intense course design and pedagogical support.

Selected [email protected] Fellows work with the CTL to select a Learning Assistant for their course using an application-based process.

[email protected] Benefits

  • Regular pedagogical support from the Learning Assistant Specialist and an additional member of the CTL.
  • Full financial support of Learning Assistants – $12.75/hour, ~5-10 hours/week for meetings and class attendance.
  • Learning Assistant Training – 3 separate beginning-of-the-semester “workshops” on inclusive and active learning, plus weekly “community of practice” sessions provided by the CTL throughout the semester.

[email protected] Outcomes

The [email protected] Fellowship program strives to help Faculty Fellows and Learning Assistants make progress toward

  • Enhancing appreciation of pedagogy
  • Developing relationships that support teaching and learning
  • Integrating knowledge of how learning works into course design
  • Implementing effective active learning strategies into traditionally lecture-based courses

Previous [email protected] Faculty Fellows

Please feel free to consult Jordan Troisi ([email protected]) with questions or to talk through your proposal before submission.