Faculty Fellowship Archive

Learning Innovation (formerly the Center for Instructional Technology) has offered numerous fellowships to Duke faculty, supporting their efforts to incorporate new and innovative pedagogies into the curriculum of a program or department. See below for information about past Learning Innovation/CIT fellowships. Learn about current opportunities through the Learning Innovation Faculty Fellows program.


Active Learning Faculty Fellowship 2015

The purpose of this fellowship was to help faculty achieve greater student learning and deeper engagement with course material by using active learning and flipped classroom techniques proven successful at Duke and elsewhere.  Participants shared teaching experiences with other faculty and practice with ideas from the pedagogical literature to help them redesign activities in a Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 course. Learn more »

Lecture Less, Guide More: Flipping the Classroom Faculty Fellowship 2013-2014 (Aug 2013-May 2014)

In this fellowship, faculty shared teaching experiences on using active learning techniques to achieve greater student learning.  Participants worked together on strategies for designing course activities and assessing classroom outcome and implemented new techniques in their classrooms during the fellowship year. Learn more »

2012 Team-Based Learning Course Design Fellows (May-December 2012)

This fellowship program was designed to assist faculty and their teaching assistants who planned to teach a course using team-based learning (TBL) in the coming academic year. Participants worked together on course design, effective group formation, peer evaluation strategies, design of readiness assessments and assignments and communication with students. Participants prepared a course that would be taught with team-based learning techniques. Learn more »

2012 Duke Environmental Leadership Fellows (January-December 2012)

Seven years ago, the Nicholas School of the Environment initiated the Duke Environmental Leadership Program, an online master’s degree aimed at mid-career professionals.  The Center for Instructional Technology, through our Fellows program, worked directly with NSOE faculty when the DEL program was established.  As the program grew and evolved, there emerged a need for a second Fellows program to explore how the program can improve and build on best practices for distance teaching that have been established in DEL and to revise an online faculty handbook and formats of teaching modules used by faculty. Learn more »

2011-2012 Teaching Research with Writing Fellows (September 2011-April 2012)

During Spring 2011, the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) and the Thompson Writing Program (TWP) jointly offered a semester-long Faculty Fellowship program to provide support for faculty interested in developing and evaluating new approaches to teaching research and writing to undergraduates in their disciplines.  The program was led by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, Instructor, Thompson Writing Program. Learn more »

2011 Sustainability Fellows (May 2011-February 2012)

The 2009 campus Climate Action Plan commits Duke to make sustainability and climate neutrality part of curricular as well as co-curricular experiences for all students. One way that Duke is attempting to meet the curriculum goals in its Climate Action Plan is by engaging the “gatekeepers” of the curriculum, faculty, via “sustainability in the curriculum” projects. During May 2011, a group of Duke faculty and others participated in a workshop organized by Charlotte Clark, intended to support them in redesigning their Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 courses to include a sustainability content component. Learn more »

Spring 2011 Teaching Research with Writing Fellows (December 2010-May 2011)

During Spring 2011, the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) and the Thompson Writing Program (TWP) jointly offered a semester-long Faculty Fellowship program to provide support for faculty interested in developing and evaluating new approaches to teaching research and writing to undergraduates in their disciplines. Learn more »

2010-2011 Best Practices on Teaching Online Classes -Nursing (August 2010-May 2011)

The eight nursing faculty fellows work together with CIT staff to define and develop “Best Practices” in both technology and pedagogy to be used for teaching online students and mentoring new online faculty. The work of the Fellowship would be compiled and published as an “Online teaching orientation guide” for the School of Nursing and other Duke online learning programs. Learn more »

2010-2011 Scientific Teaching – Biology (January 2010-May 2011)

A group of sixteen faculty in the department are redesigning curricula for two of the department’s gateway courses and an ecology course to promote student engagement and interactivity through student-centered teaching. Learn more »

2009-10 – Student Team Experience in Practice (STEP) Fellows (December 2009-December 2010)

The fellowship, which included seven faculty from the Duke’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program underwent a year-long process to redesign the clinical educational experience on a team-based learning model.  The activities designed during the program would be used by more than a dozen classroom faculty and twenty clinical adjunct faculty as they teach and mentor students in the program. Learn more »

2009-2010 Oral Assignments Fellows (December 2009-May 2010)

The fourteen faculty and three graduate students in this fellowship focused on technological and pedagogical approaches to effectively and efficiently increase student oral production in the target language, in order to increase student language learning. Learn more »

2008 Student Video Fellows (August 2008-May 2009)

During the 2008-2009 academic year, CIT conducted a fellows program to support faculty interested in developing and evaluating approaches to using video for student course activities. Learn more »

2008 Flexible Learning Spaces Fellows (August 2008-December 2008)

During Fall 2008, five faculty and a graduate student from the departments of Education, Romance Studies, Psychology and Neuroscience, and Biology participated in a fellows program to support faculty interested in developing and evaluating innovative teaching approaches that take advantage of flexible teaching and learning spaces at Duke. The program had a special emphasis on The Link, the newly finished group of flexible classroom spaces in Perkins Library. Learn more »

2006-2007 Using Tablet PCs in Courses – Pratt School of Engineering (August 2006-May 2007)

A group of faculty in the Pratt School of Engineering investigated the use of tablet PCs in teaching, seeking to integrate theoretical lecture material and practical applications that students need to be successful and to build a knowledge base of best practices in teaching with tablet PCs by involving faculty teaching a variety of courses and sharing their experiences. Learn more »