Early-career faculty: Applications for MTLE Faculty Fellows Program due Nov. 15

Early-career faculty who are teaching undergraduate courses are invited to apply for the next MTLE Faculty Fellowship, beginning in Spring 2017.

The goal is to support fast, effective, and efficient starters in teaching and tenure at UW-Madison. Over the course of two semesters, each cohort of MTLE Faculty Fellows engages in a modular curriculum designed to:

  • Quickly connect Fellows with the many specialized programs across campus focused on teaching excellence
  • Facilitate innovation in their classes with learner-centered practices proven to enhance learning
  • Foster a cross-campus community of practice shown to live well beyond Fellows’ time in MTLE

Through this program, Fellows report greater satisfaction and impact with their teaching, resulting in an efficiency that affords them more time for research, outreach, and service. In addition, Fellows gather evidence about teaching success to use in their tenure dossiers.

What MTLE Fellows are saying about the program:

“Applying to MTLE was the best decision I made since coming to UW-Madison. Great program, great people, great community.”

“I am now more focused on engaging students and teaching them to think. I would have said that before, but now I understand it in a very different way: the most important thing in any of my classes now is not covering the breadth of material; it’s teaching students how to think so they can take those tools out and continue learning on their own.”

“Teaching is very, very important for the university and undergraduate students. Every professor should go through this program to see and hear what other colleagues are doing and get good feedback to improve their teaching and impact our undergraduate students’ future.”

MTLE Faculty Fellows are awarded a $3,000 stipend to promote teaching and learning excellence in their course(s) to benefit undergraduate student learning.

START DATE: The Faculty Institute on Teaching will take place on January 12 (full day) & January 13 (half day), 2017. The group also meets weekly for 60-90 minutes during the academic year.

Please see the call for applications for additional details. Online applications are due November 15, 2016.

Questions? Visit the MTLE website or contact us at

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