Senior Teaching Fellows Program

The goal of this semester-based program is to support faculty who are motivated to:

  • invest in professional renewal to advance their teaching practice, and
  • contribute to the wisdom of teaching practice for colleagues in the program.


The program is capped at 30 participants and is open to faculty and instructors of any rank who self-identify as "senior" among their peers. Typical profiles of participants may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • faculty who are shifting from a research-focused appointment to a more teaching-centered appointment
  • business or industry professionals who are relatively new to teaching in higher education
  • faculty who are teaching new courses in their discipline or are new to teaching in an interdisciplinary setting
  • faculty who are incorporating new ways of conducting an existing course


The Senior Teaching Fellows Program will be delivered in a synchronous, online format across six sessions. The format consists of both content to be delivered to participants as well as regular forms of interactivity between participants or with the facilitator. Preparation for a given session may involve a short reading or a response in a discussion post on a Canvas site. Examples of topics to be discussed include:

  • What the best college teachers do
  • Small adjustments to teaching with big impact
  • Developing memorable presentations
  • Informal assessments to gauge student learning
  • Connecting with your students
  • Participant-suggested topics

Everyone attending the meetings will be joining online via Zoom. Details on how to join the Zoom meetings will be shared with registered participants closer to the start of the program.

Meeting Schedule

12:00-1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6 & 20

To learn more or ask a question

This program is not currently open for registration. Indicate your interest in future participation and we'll notify you when it is offered next.

Contact program coordinators David Langley or Mary Jetter.