Teaching Inquiry Fellows

The goal of the Teaching Inquiry Fellows program is to engage participants in a reflective community of inquiry into teaching, paying particular attention to the co-creation of educational experiences and opportunities, the design of inclusive learning environments across contexts, and experiential lifelong learning.

The program provides opportunities for Fellows to explore their assumptions about teaching and learning, issues surrounding educational equity and inclusion, and the practices of scholarly teaching through critical reflection and discourse. Participants begin by examining empirical and theoretical literature from the learning sciences and teaching and learning scholarship, then progress towards the development of a personalized inquiry theme or agenda in the second half of the program. 

As we pursue our work together, we will also consider ways in which our practices of inquiry and reflection intersect in various ways to support and advance Northeastern’s academic plan.

Expectations and time commitment:

  • The TIF cohort will meet virtually in 75-minute gatherings, held bi-weekly during the 2022 Spring and Fall semesters, beginning with a 3-hour kick-off retreat held at the beginning of January 2022.
  • Between meetings in the Spring semester, participants will be asked to read 2-3 resources on a particular topic and reflect on how that topic is relevant in their teaching practice.
  • In the Fall semester, participants will discuss and engage in the design of various elements of teaching and learning inquiry. This will include making an evidence-informed change to one’s teaching practice, observing the impact of this change, and documenting the process through a reflective essay.

Stipend:

Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 for full participation in the program.

Eligibility: 

The Teaching Inquiry Fellows program is open to all full-time faculty and co-curricular educators who teach for-credit courses at any of the global Northeastern University campuses. This includes tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty, as well as co-op faculty and instructors teaching courses such as Introduction to College.If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Rachel Plews at [email protected].

Application process and schedule:

Deadline for applications to the 2022 Cohort for the Teaching and Learning Scholars Program: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 5:00 pm (ET).

In 2022, special consideration will be given to applicants with an interest in exploring themes that involve inclusive educational practices, collaboration with learners and educational stakeholders, and experiential lifelong learning.

The form will request the following information. Essay portions of the application have a 250-word limit.

  • A letter of support from your department chair or supervisor.
  • A copy of your CV or resume.
  • A description of the educational experience or opportunity that  serves as your inspiration or motivation for teaching and learning inquiry. The description should include the goals and structure of the experience or opportunity, whether you have taught/facilitated it before, the learner population, any relevant contextual characteristics that factor into the design of the experience or opportunity, and a central idea or theme that you would like to explore. 
  • A brief reflection on your interpretation of the learning process and what you see as critical elements in facilitating learning within the context of your focal experience/opportunity. 
  • A short list of questions about teaching and learning that you would want to bring to the program. Responses should be relevant to improving learning in the context of your focal experience/opportunity, and not solely centered around teaching-specific issues or questions.
  • A statement of diversity that indicates your perspective on how issues related to diversity and inclusivity impact learning, either in your focal experience/opportunity, your discipline, or more generally. Responses should indicate an awareness of the impact of diversity and inclusivity on learning and/or a commitment to inclusive education.
  • A brief statement indicating the reasons you are applying to the Teaching Inquiry Fellows program, and the perspectives, experiences, skills, or interests that you believe could contribute to enriching the cohort experience.

Click here to access the 2022 Teaching Inquiry Fellows application form:

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Congratulations to our 2021 Teaching Inquiry Fellows

Elisabeth Bennett
College of Professional Studies

Kelly Conn
College of Professional Studies

Wendy Crocker
College of Professional Studies

Ilka Kostka
College of Professional Studies

Pam Mabrouk
College of Science

Mikhail Oet
College of Professional Studies

Demetra Paparounas
D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Tova Sanders
College of Professional Studies

Michael Stone
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Previous Fellows

2020 Cohort

Marie Corkery
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Clark Freifeld
Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Brooke Hoger
Office of the Provost

Leila Keyvani Someh
College of Engineering

Amy Lantinga
College of Professional Studies

Enrique Moreno
College of Science

Constantine Mukasa
College of Engineering

Meghan Severance
College of Engineering

Qianqian Zhang-Wu
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

2019 Cohort

Colin Brown
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Monica Canavan
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Bret Keeling
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

David Nolan
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

John Sangster
College of Engineering

Mike Shah
Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Susan Soroka
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

David Tamés
College of Arts, Media and Design

Anne Van De Ven-Moloney
College of Science

2017-2018 Cohort

Alessandra Di Credico
College of Science

Hua Dong
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Dave Hagen
College of Professional Studies

Sheri Kiami
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Michelle Laboy
College of Arts, Media and Design

Andrew Mackie
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Laurie Nardone
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Dessy Raytcheva
College of Science

Katy Shorey
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Mark Sivak
Arts, Media, and Design and the College of Engineering

Janos Stone
College of Arts, Media and Design

Elizabeth Zulick
College of Professional Studies

2016-2017 Cohort

Natalie Bormann
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Kirsten Fertuck
College of Science

Andrew Mackie
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Oyindasola Oyelaran
College of Science

Stephanie Sibicky
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

 

How to Apply

Deadline for applications to the 2022 Cohort for the Teaching and Learning Scholars Program: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 5:00 pm (ET).

Please contact Rachel Plews with any questions you may have.

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2022 CATLR Cohort Programs (TIF & Scholars) Information Session

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (ET)

Are you interested in learning more about CATLR’s cohort programs, Teaching Inquiry Fellows (TIF) and Teaching and Learning Scholars? Join us for an information session where we will provide you with an overview of both programs and explain the application process for the 2022 cohorts.

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2017-18 TIF Cohort: Reflections

Visit the group portfolio created by the 2017-18 TIF cohort, reflecting on their work and learning during the program.