CTE Faculty Fellows support Bryant’s mission of Academic Excellence by increasing the capacity of the CTE to carry out existing and expanded activities while engaging in professional development in collaboration with faculty colleagues.
Fellows engage in a variety of activities, including:
- Developing and delivering workshops to faculty on topics that are of interdisciplinary pedagogical interest, such as innovative teaching strategies and methods, approaches to assessment, student engagement techniques, collaborative learning, etc. These can range from short “brown bag” presentations on pedagogy or longer hands-on sessions.
- Through regular activities such as peer mentorship, classroom observations, reading groups, learning communities, etc., provide leadership and community building among faculty colleagues, and assist with the dissemination of best practices for teaching across all Bryant programs.
- Regular meetings with other CTE Fellows and the CTE Director to collaboratively plan and execute programs and initiatives in support of teaching excellence among all Bryant faculty.
- Regular meetings with the Provost’s office regarding CTE and institutional priorities regarding teaching and pedagogy.
- Actively participate in events such as Teaching Forums and the Annual Teaching Summit.
- Serve as ambassadors to their departments and affiliations on campus to encourage attendance at and participation in CTE programming.
- Build a community of faculty members who collaborate to advance their own teaching and to mentor other colleagues exploring or refining their pedagogical approaches.
Beginning in 2022, fellows will be appointed for two years (i.e. four academic terms plus one summer), and receive $5000 annually in discretionary funds for educational activities, research, and other scholarly expenses. Fellows may also choose to receive the award in the form of a stipend. The Center will also provide resources and support for Fellow-initiated programming.
Eligibility, Applications, and Selection Criteria
Full-time faculty members (including term faculty) should submit an applications as described here, highlighting their experience with and commitment to developing teaching excellence, and interest in co-facilitating or directing existing CTE initiatives or area(s) of focus. Evaluation of applications will be based on documented interest and previous engagement in faculty development, demonstration of effectiveness in teaching, availability of time to devote to the Fellowship, strong collaboration and listening skills, commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive teaching, and enthusiasm about learning about the field of faculty/educational development.
Applications will be reviewed by the CTE Director, Alumni Faculty Fellows, Deans and Provost. We expect that Fellows will represent faculty at all levels (term as well as ladder) who have demonstrated teaching excellence, and a commitment to promoting innovative teaching practices as well as developing their own portfolio of teaching methods. This position would not be compatible with a planned professional development (or other) leave during the course of the Fellowship.