Faculty Scholars Program

Faculty Scholars is an 18-month program that supports your inquiry into the intersection between your students’ learning experience, the fundamental concepts and assumptions of your discipline, and the body of scholarly work that is relevant to your teaching practice.

You will join a cohort that meets regularly to reflect, discuss, and receive feedback on your ideas for improving your teaching and your students’ learning. You will also develop a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project, which is an inquiry-driven, evidence-based investigation related to your students’ learning.

Program Benefits

  • Join a growing community of Northeastern educators engaged in scholarly inquiry of teaching and learning
  • Receive mentorship, and have an opportunity to become a mentor to other educators
  • Develop connections with national and international networks in the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Conduct research within your own teaching that can be shared through scholarly conferences and publications

What’s Involved

  • Participate in a summer retreat
  • Attend all monthly meetings
  • Document, reflect, and provide feedback on works-in-progress in an ePortfolio that is private to the Program
  • Share the story of your Scholar’s work with the public, through presentations and/or in writing, within and beyond the University
  • Mentor other faculty who are interested in learning about SoTL and conducting their own SoTL projects

NOTE: For most faculty, involvement in scholarly teaching began long before their application to the Faculty Scholars program.  For example, they attended inquiry groups and workshops offered by the CATLR. Many also participated in the Teaching Inquiry Fellows Program prior to applying to become a Scholar, a sequence which CATLR recommends. Teaching Inquiry Fellows is a year-long cohort program in which participants draw upon learning science research to integrate or strengthen their evidence-based teaching practices.

2017-18 Faculty Scholar Essays

Click the tiles below to view essays authored by Faculty Scholars about their work and experience in the program.

How to Apply


The application period for the 2018-19 Faculty Scholars cohort is now closed. Please contact Dr. Gail Matthews-DeNatale with any questions.

Congratulations to our 2018-19 Faculty Scholars

Alessandra Di Credico, Ph.D.
Physics

Mary Lynn Fahey, DNP
Nursing

Kelly Garneau, Ph.D.
English

David Hagen, J.D.
Criminal Justice,
Intelligence, and
Homeland Security

Andrew Mackie, MPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant Program

Desislava Raytcheva, Ph.D.
Biology

Katy Shorey, Ph.D.
Philosophy and Religion

Mark Sivak, Ph.D.
Art + Design and Engineering

Michelle Laboy, MUP, M.Arch.
Architecture

Laurie Nardone, Ph.D.
English