A&S Distinguished Teaching with Technology Fellowships

The College of Arts & Sciences will recognize two A&S Distinguished Teaching with Technology Fellows during the first A&S faculty meeting of the fall semester. The faculty members so identified will form a teaching advisory board, will be available as mentors for other faculty, will provide advice on the assessment of teaching, will be involved in new faculty orientation, and will work with the College in other ways to improve its overall teaching mission. The technology teaching fellows serve in the above ways through their membership on the Arts and Sciences Teaching Fellows Committee.

A&S teaching fellows hold the title for three years and each will receive an annual stipend of $3,000.  The stipend will be remitted to the recipients in September of each year.

Nomination and Application Process

Applications are due in electronic format to Associate Dean Tricia McElroy (tmcelroy@ua.edu) in April of each year for the following fall semester.

The candidate for the A&S Distinguished Teaching with Technology Fellow will be tenured or tenure-track faculty who have made significant contributions to their department in the area of course delivery using technology.

Nominations take the form of a letter (usually, but not necessarily from the chairperson), a statement of application, an online pedagogy philosophy, and a portfolio consisting of supporting information. Examples of the latter include syllabi, letters from colleagues and/or former students, and documentation of activities that support initiatives of the College including active and collaborative learning and learner-centered pedagogy. Of particular interest to the selection committee will be innovations for transfer of the traditional lecture format into a learning experience using technology. Digital content will be accepted as part of the application packet.

The statement of application from the candidate should outline goals the candidate would hope to achieve while serving as a teaching fellow.

Associate Dean Tricia McElroy serves as ex-officio convener of the committee. The committee, composed of current A&S Distinguished Fellows, the College’s senior information officer, and the College’s director of instructional technology, screens nominations for new teaching fellows in the spring and makes recommendations to the dean. From these recommendations, the dean appoints one new member for the coming year.

A&S Distinguished Teaching with Technology Fellows