Teaching Fellows are the experimenters, early adopters, realists and evangelists that help to create a transformative student experience at Washington State University
Teaching Fellows will be faculty members (tenure track or clinical) acknowledged as leading teaching scholars competitively appointed to the fellowship. All individuals selected to hold the position retain the title of University Distinguished Teaching Fellow throughout their careers.
Teaching Fellows represent the institution’s commitment to excellence and provide leadership to the university community in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The purpose is to advance the achievement of Strategic Plan Theme 2 Goals for the Transformative Student Experience as measured by the quantitative metrics specified in the Plan.
The Teaching Fellow’s time and resources will be spent in the advancement of evidence-based teaching practices that foster student success and engagement of their peers in application of successful practices, particularly but not exclusively at the undergraduate level.
Goals of the AOI/PO Teaching Fellows Program
- Foster interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities to enhance student learning.
- Build a community of faculty members who collaborate to advance their own teaching and mentor colleagues exploring new pedagogies.
- Create faculty leaders who work together and with other stakeholders to guide the development of new learning spaces across the university.
Promote evidence-based teaching by encouraging instructors to study the impacts of new spaces, tools and instructional approaches on student learning.