The College of Arts and Sciences will recognize two Distinguished Teaching Fellows and one Distinguished Teaching with Technology Fellow during the first A&S faculty meeting of the fall semester. As members of the Arts and Sciences Teaching Fellows Committee, the Fellows will form a teaching advisory board, serve as mentors for other faculty members, provide advice on the assessment of teaching, participate in new faculty orientation, and work with the College in other ways to improve its overall teaching mission.

A&S Teaching Fellows hold the title for three years, and they each receive an annual stipend of $3,000 (remitted in September).

Read about current fellows or request a peer evaluation.

Application Process

Applications are due in electronic format to Associate Dean Tricia McElroy, tmcelroy@ua.edu, in April of each year for the following fall semester.

Distinguished Teaching Fellows

Nominations should include the following:

  • Letter (usually, but not necessarily, from the chair person)
  • Statement of purpose by the candidate
  • Portfolio consisting of supporting information (e.g., syllabi, letters from colleagues or former students, evaluations, and so on)

The candidate’s statement of purpose should include a summary of his or her teaching philosophy and a statement outlining the goals the candidate would hope to achieve while serving as a teaching fellow.

Associate Dean Tricia McElroy serves as ex-officio convener of the committee. The committee, composed of current A&S Distinguished Fellows, screens nominations for new Teaching Fellows in the spring and makes recommendations to the dean. From these recommendations, the dean appoints the two new members for the coming year. 

Distinguished Teaching with Technology Fellows

Candidates for the A&S Distinguished Teaching with Technology Fellow will be tenured or tenure-track faculty who have made significant contributions to their department in the area of course delivery using technology.

Nominations should include the following:

  • Letter (usually, but not necessarily, from the chairperson)
  • a statement of application
  • Online pedagogy philosophy
  • A portfolio consisting of supporting information

Examples of supporting information include syllabi, letters from colleagues and/or former students, and documentation of activities that support initiatives of the College including active and collaborative learning and learner-centered pedagogy. Of particular interest to the selection committee will be innovations for transfer of the traditional lecture format into a learning experience using technology. Digital content will be accepted as part of the application packet.

The candidate’s statement of application should outline goals the candidate would hope to achieve while serving as a teaching fellow.

Associate Dean Tricia McElroy serves as ex-officio convener of the committee. The committee, composed of current A&S Distinguished Fellows, the College’s senior information officer, and the College’s faculty technology liaison, screens nominations for new teaching fellows in the spring and makes recommendations to the dean. From these recommendations, the dean appoints one new member for the coming year.