Faculty Scholars Program

The Faculty Scholars Program reflects the university’s commitment to a scholarly approach to teaching and learning excellence by bringing together full-time faculty to discuss and apply seminal and emerging learning science research to create deeper learning for their students.

Faculty Scholars is an 18-month-long cohort program for full-time faculty, with an application process in the Spring, a retreat to launch the program in June, and monthly meetings afterwards. The program is open to individual faculty, teams of faculty, or teams of faculty and staff who want to work collaboratively as Scholars (e.g., academic staff, such as librarians and advisors). Scholars will receive a stipend upon completion of the program.


This program provides an excellent opportunity for faculty to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by treating student learning as an object of scholarly inquiry and by contributing to the scholarship on university learning and teaching. Benefits of participating in the Faculty Scholars Program include:

  • Joining a growing community of Northeastern faculty engaged in the scholarly inquiry of teaching and learning
  • Receiving mentorship in conducting research within your own teaching, and having an opportunity to become a mentor to other faculty
  • Developing connections with national and international networks in the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Sharing research through scholarly conferences and publications


  • Participate in a summer retreat
  • Attend all monthly meetings
  • Keep an electronic portfolio of reflections and works-in-progress (private within the Scholars cohort), and provide feedback on colleagues’ work
  • Participate in CATLR-sponsored events designed to share insights with others at Northeastern
  • Contribute at least one entry to a Scholars portfolio shared with the general public
  • Mentor other faculty who are interested in learning about SoTL and conducting their own SoTL projects

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.