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Program Description

Faculty Fellows

The Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows Program is designed to give individual faculty members the opportunity to serve in a leadership role in a professional development area of her/his choosing. Such issues may include: online teaching and learning, researching teaching and learning, effective techniques for large lecture classes, adjunct faculty support, peer review, teaching strategies for difficult courses, mid-career faculty development, etc.

The expectation of the program is that the selected fellows will serve as a mentor/support for other faculty within their chosen topic, create a university-wide workshop on their topic, create a deliverable (article, white paper, learning module) for future faculty use and participate, as much as possible, in the broader workings of the center. Faculty Fellows, if selected, are eligible for workload equivalency to complete the project.

All Faculty Fellow project resources are housed in the Center for Teaching and Learning Blackboard Learn course. You can request access to the course to view these resources.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted from all full-time Tenure Track and full-time Non-Tenure Track faculty members.

Applicants must submit a current vitae as well as a letter signed by her/his academic unit administrator (department chair, school director, college dean or regional campus dean) which indicates support for the faculty member’s application to the Center for Teaching and Learning at ( 

If selected, the faculty member would receive 3 to 6 hours workload equivalency for one semester to work in the center within their proposed leadership area. 
CTL Faculty Fellow support is for course load equivalency only. Other project funding must be obtained by the Faculty Fellow prior to participation in the program.

For more information or to discuss your application, please contact CTL director, Dr. Jennifer Marcinkiewicz at You may also contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 330-672-2992 or

application questions limited to no more than 300 - 600 words each include:
  • Proposed project identifying goals of the project, relevance to the university or discipline and expected product.
  • What will the impact of this leadership experience by on your own professional development and/or why are you interested in participating?

Applications for the 2018-2019 Faculty Fellows Program are now being accepted from all full-time faculty of any rank.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows will be available January 2019