Faculty Fellows Program


We are excited to share that applications have been accepted for 2023-2024 Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellow program is open to faculty from all academic disciplines, ranks, and appointments, including IRC faculty.

Faculty Fellowships are 1-year awards with a $2,000 stipend. Faculty Fellows select an area of focus related to innovations in teaching practice or emerging trends/research and develop a program (e.g., a community of practice or a short course for the TIPS Course Development Institute) for faculty, sharing their expertise and elevating the critical work of teaching at CU Denver. Faculty Fellows also serve as advisors and colleagues with TIPS Division staff. They also serve the broader campus community by sharing their expertise in 1-on-1 faculty consultations and/or classroom visits (when available).

2023-2024 Fellowships

We have six fellowships, including areas of focus on two strategic priorities for CU Denver and the TIPS Division. Descriptions of the categories for CETL Faculty Fellowships are as follows:

Faculty Fellow, Open Pedagogy (1-2 Fellowships Available)

Open pedagogy is an area of growing importance for CU Denver. However, efforts in this area often focus on developing or evaluating open educational resources; many avenues exist to explore and lead within the broader lens of open pedagogy. Some possibilities include the following:

  • Advocate on behalf of OER and open education as a strategic benefit and support to university equity and affordability efforts (see: Strategic Plan, Strategic Enrollment Management Plan)
  • Create opportunities for cross-disciplinary/departmental collaboration and sharing on open education projects
  • Create, facilitate, and/or co-facilitate short courses for the Course Development Institute on open education-related practices
  • Be a resource for instructor colleagues on open education, open pedagogy, and the pedagogical affordances of OER through, among other avenues, the open pedagogy consultation service
  • Facilitate and/or participate in open education-related programming, including Open Education Week

Faculty Fellow, Inclusive Pedagogy (1-2 Fellowships Available)

Inclusive pedagogy is of key importance to our student's success, our campus's identity, and our goal of becoming an institution that welcomes and empowers all learners. There are many possible avenues to explore within inclusive pedagogy; here are a few examples:

  • Create, facilitate, and/or co-facilitate short courses for the Course Development Institute on inclusive pedagogy
  • Share, develop, and distribute resources and events related to inclusive pedagogy and related areas of practice (e.g. universal design for learning)
  • Advocate on behalf of inclusive pedagogy as a strategic benefit and support to university equity efforts (see: Strategic Plan, Strategic Enrollment Management Plan)
  • Create opportunities for cross-disciplinary/departmental discussions and community learning on inclusive teaching practices
  • Advise campus leadership and the broader community on inclusive pedagogy, centering the well-being of faculty and students alike in important discussions on campus priorities

Faculty Fellow, Teaching Practices & Innovations (2-4 Fellowships Available)

This category is intended to be open to faculty areas of interest related to teaching practice and innovations. We are excited to learn about your areas of passion and expertise!

Review and Timeline

Application Timeline and Review Process

Required application materials include a brief statement of interest (150 words), a description of the area of focus you want to explore/share (200 words), and a letter of support from a leader or trusted colleague.

 

Review Rubric for Faculty Fellows Applications

To ensure that the selection process is fair, inclusive, and timely, the review committee will use the following rubric when reviewing applications:

Review Criteria Limited (1) Moderate (2) Strong (3)
Statement of Interest demonstrates knowledge of CU Denver faculty needs and commitment to the goals and work of the institution.    
Area of Focus—relevant to the diverse CU Denver faculty body; demonstrates significant expertise in the area of focus; indicates willingness to explore the work with colleagues through newly developed programming (e.g. short course, community of practice).    
Letter of support highlights the importance of their work for CU Denver faculty and demonstrates support for the faculty and their area of focus.    
Faculty applicant indicates a collaborative approach to their work and alignment with the mission and focus of CETL/TIPS.    


Division for Teaching Innovation and Program Strategy (TIPS)

CU Denver

City Heights/Learning Commons

1191 Larimer St

3rd Floor Learning Commons

Denver, CO 80204


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