Early-career faculty teaching undergraduate courses are encourage to apply for the next MTLE Faculty Fellowship, beginning in fall 2017. The aim is to enhance student learning and support fast, efficient, effective and satisfied starters in teaching. Over the course of two semesters, each cohort of MTLE Faculty Fellows engages in a modular curriculum designed to:
- Connect them with a network of teaching and learning experts across campus
- Welcome them into a small, supportive cohort of early-career faculty peers
- Guide them to become more engaging and impactful educators
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 $3,000 as course improvement funds to promote teaching and learning excellence in their course(s) and to benefit the undergraduate learning experience. For detailed eligibility criteria, please visit mtle.wisc.edu/apply.
Start date: Fall 2017. The Faculty Institute on Teaching (FIT) will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 30 (full day) & Thursday, Aug. 31 (half day), 2017. Members will also meet weekly for 60-90 minutes during the academic year.