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Teaching Scholars Program

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment is pleased to announce a new Teaching Scholars Program. With support from a $281,120 Davis Educational Foundation grant, the program will support two cohorts of 5 faculty to engage in scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects over a year-long project. The first cohort of Teaching Scholars will be selected in June 2024 to conduct projects in the 2024-2025 academic year. A second cohort will be selected in spring 2025 for the following academic year.

Each participating Teaching Scholar will receive course release to design a classroom intervention; implement it in their course; conduct research to examine effectiveness; and share what they have learned by developing a manuscript for publication, an online teaching guide, and a workshop for other Eastern faculty.

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Call for Participation

The CTLA is currently accepting applications from faculty interested in participating in the Teaching Scholars Program.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm on June 15.
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Goals of the project

  • Create a strong culture of teaching excellence at Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Recognize and amplify examples of teaching excellence at Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Promote innovative teaching practices within classrooms at Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Build in-house expertise to provide ongoing faculty training and reduce reliance on outside consultants for faculty development

About the grant

The Empowering Sustainable Pedagogical Innovation grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis' retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. In addition to funding the Teaching Scholars Program, the grant will support the development of an on-demand, interactive course planning tool that supports faculty in innovative course design. The tool will provide access to faculty who are interested in building courses using backward design and principles of universal design at their own pace.

For more information about the grant or the Teaching Scholars Program, contact Project Director Courtney Broscious or Project Coordinator Julia DeLapp.