The Student-Centered Teaching and Learning (SCTL) Fellowship provides faculty with structured support to redesign a course using evidence-based practices to improve student learning. Participants most value opportunities to engage in a community of colleagues from diverse disciplines and career stages, learning with and from each other.
During the first semester, Fellows proceed together through a purpose-driven design process refining course objectives and a sequence of instruction, activities, and assessments that comprises a learning plan. Fellows learn about a variety of pedagogical and technological strategies, and learn from colleagues’ experiences. The second semester focuses on implementation issues that arise, discussing experiences of the course designs in practice, especially as they impact student learning. There will be many opportunities for feedback.
Madelaine Bartlett (Biology), Lynn Phillips (Communication), and Caitlyn Butler (Civil & Environmental Engineering), three of the nineteen SCTL Fellows from 2016
The next call for applications—focused on courses to be taught Spring 2018 and open to all active UMass Amherst faculty—will be announced in October 2017 for the fellowship starting in January 2018 and continuing through the Fall 2018 semester. Previous call for applications.
Current and Past Fellows
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