Faculty Focus

Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows

Meet the AY 19-20 Teaching Fellows

Meet the AY 18-19 Teaching Fellows

Meet the AY 17-18 Teaching Fellows 

About the Teaching Fellows Program

Link to Chancellor Koch’s SJ-R column about Teaching Fellows Program

In an effort to engage with high impact practices in higher education teaching and learning, all full-time teaching faculty are invited to apply to participate in the 2019-20 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellows. This group will meet monthly to discuss educational psychology and research-based practices. Participants will receive free copies of two books: Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang, and Teach Students How to Learn by Saundra McGuire.

Mission of Teaching Fellows

To encourage faculty to engage with high impact teaching practices that transform their teaching.

Benefits of Teaching Fellows

  • Faculty exposure to teaching and learning literature that has been shown to improve student learning
  • Engagement with other faculty that wish to improve their teaching
  • Books to be discussed will be provided for each Fellow
  • Additional access to Fall and Spring COPE-L speakers

Expectations of Teaching Fellows

  • Attend monthly meetings and speaker presentations
  • Prepare for discussions by reading assigned material
  • Take an active part in discussions, whether in person or online
  • Reflect on how to develop and incorporate practices into your own teaching

Application Process for AY 19-20

The application includes the following three questions.

  1. How do you hope to benefit from the experience of being an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellow?
  2. What do you do you anticipate you can contribute to the group?
  3. What challenge in your own teaching do you hope to solve?

Review Panel

A mixed faculty/administration review panel is responsible for choosing the Fellows.


If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Layne Morsch

Teach students how to learn - book coverSmall teaching, by James Lang, image of book coverTexts

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang, 2016.

Teach Students How to Learn by Saundra Yancy McGuire, 2015.




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