The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning is thrilled to announce a new project-based Faculty Fellows Program. Each academic year we will partner with two faculty members from different divisions to advance a specific pedagogical innovation or teaching-related initiative. The goal of the program is to support faculty innovation and make it more visible to the broader University community.
Our inaugural Faculty Fellows for the 2018 - 2019 academic year are:
Wendy Belcher, Associate Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and African American Studies. Professor Belcher will lead a series of open-ended (and confidential) faculty conversations on the ethics and politics of teaching, addressing questions about teaching sensitive or charged material and establishing and sharing authority in the classroom.
Sonja Francis, Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Francis hosts a weekly Chemistry dinner table (analogous to language learning tables) for SIFP students enrolled in Chemistry 202 (General Chemistry II), introducing students to the principles of metacognition and guiding them through active learning strategies.
Faculty interested in proposing a future project for the stipended fellowship should contact Kate Stanton, Acting Director of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, and Senior Associate Director, Teaching Initiatives and Programs for Faculty.