The College of Arts and Sciences embraces teaching excellence as central to student learning within a liberal arts education. The Teaching Academy engages arts and sciences teachers in local, national, and international conversations about essential issues in higher education, develops teaching expertise across the disciplines and at all levels of learning, and recognizes and rewards exceptional teachers.
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks applicants for the Teaching Academy, a new initiative begun by Dean Francisco and developed by the College Executive Committee. The College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy will be composed of twelve fellows who will serve three-year terms with four new fellows joining the academy each year. Fellows will be awarded a named professorship for the duration of their term. Although currently unfunded, we are raising funds so fellows will receive a stipend in their final year.
Inaugural Teaching Academy Fellows
- Wayne Babchuk, Department of Anthropology
- Debbie Minter, Department of English
- Leen-Kiat Soh, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Manda Williamson, Department of Psychology
Develop College Teaching Expertise
- Lead a teaching workshop
- Serve as a teaching mentor to a peer
- Participate in Teaching Academy symposium
- Attend annual meeting for fellows
Lead and Engage
Year 1: Explore a topic related to teaching by attending a conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning or visiting a peer institution to discuss pedagogical approaches and observe classes. Financial support available through the Teaching Academy.
Year 2: Lead a symposium (collaboratively with other Year 2 participants or independently) on a topic you choose.
Year 3: Publish an article on a topic you explored or experiences you had as a fellow in the Teaching Academy.
Who: Tenure line and Professor of Practice faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, any rank
What: Email a two-page proposal describing topics you might explore as a fellow and how they connect to work you have already done and a C.V.
When: By November 1, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Send to June Griffin, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education