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 Dr. Rachel Plews at [email protected].

Application process and schedule:

The deadline for applications to the 2022 Cohort for the Teaching and Learning Scholars Program has officially closed. 

Congratulations to our 2022 Teaching Inquiry Fellows

Alex Cline
New College of the Humanities

Julia Garrett
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Marguerite Matherne
College of Engineering

Yu-Chun Pan
New College of the Humanities

Meredith Sweeney
College of Science

Max White
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Ayce Yesilaltay
College of Science

Previous Fellows

2021 Cohort

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

 

Get in Touch

Applications for this program are now closed. For more information, please contact Dr. Rachel Plews with any questions you may have.

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.