Provost’s Faculty Teaching Fellows

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a call for six faculty to serve as Provost’s Faculty Teaching Fellows in the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. This new program seeks to build a cohort of senior faculty who will enhance the culture of teaching and learning at Brown. This is a two-year role, with the option to continue in a mentorship role in the third year.

Provost’s Faculty Fellows will:

  • Years 1-2: In collaboration with the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, develop a two-year project that will enhance teaching and learning in your department/school or the university and share project outcomes. (Examples of projects include facilitating a faculty learning community, supporting faculty writing groups, and co-facilitating a workshop series or program.)

Projects should align with Sheridan Center focal areas (hubs) and/or cross-cutting priorities:

Cross-Cutting Priorities

Equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist teaching and curriculum
Innovation in teaching approaches and modalities, including digital education
Evidence-based teaching, such as the scholarship of teaching and learning

Sheridan Hubs

Assessment & Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities
Digital Learning & Design
Multimedia Lab
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Writing and English Language Support

  • Optional Year 3: Participate in selection of new cohort and mentor these colleagues.
  • Years 1-3: Attend one group meeting per month at the Sheridan Center to coordinate plans, develop community, and provide input on Sheridan Center initiatives; Participate as available in Sheridan Center university-wide initiatives such as Launch New Faculty Course Design Institute and New Faculty Orientation.

In appreciation for this work, Provost’s Faculty Teaching Fellows will receive an annual research stipend ($5000 in Years 1-2; $2500 in Year 3) and a small budget from the Center to carry out their project. Faculty are welcome (and encouraged) to use the title “Provost’s Faculty Teaching Fellows” during the years they are engaged in the program.

Nomination and Appointment Process

Eligible faculty include tenured faculty and senior lecturers. Faculty must be available at least two years (2020-22) to participate.

Deans and chairs are invited to nominate faculty to serve in this role, but faculty are also encouraged to self-nominate.

By Tuesday, September 1, faculty should submit a letter of interest to [email protected], which includes the following:

  • Please describe your prior work around teaching/instructional development, including any engagement with Sheridan, Digital Learning &; Design, the former SPS Online team, and/or the former Instructional Technology Group.
  • A provisional description of 1-2 project ideas that could be accomplished in 2020-22, as well as desired outcomes of the initiative(s). If these ideas align with any of the priority/hub areas described above, please note this focus.
  • What would you hope to get out of the program? What would make it successful for you?
  • A commitment to engage in two years of the fellowship.

Fellows will be selected based on needs of the center and divisional balance, with final approval from the Provost by September 15, 2020.