STLI Fellowship Program
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New President’s grant that supports institutional priorities identified by President Katherine Rowe, the STLI Faculty Fellows serve as pedagogical leaders and collaborators to support instructors across the university. The fellows share their experience, mentor instructors across disciplines, serve as group facilitators or session presenters during course development seminars, and design and offer professional learning opportunities on innovative teaching practices. Looking ahead, the fellows will branch out in their own disciplines and develop workshops and programming focused on mental health issues, student engagement and more – widening the studio’s scope and strengthen the community of educators.
Teaching Innovation Fellow Portfolio
Ultra-Short Presentations with Immediate in-Class Public Feedback to Enhance Skill Development with Low Class Time and Instructor Time
Ultra-Short Presentations with Immediate in-Class Public Feedback to Enhance Skill Development with Low Class Time and Instructor Time (2021). Ultra-Short Presentations with Immediate in-Class Public Feedback to Enhance Skill Development with Low Class Time and...
Interested in modular course design but don’t know where to start? Have an existing Blackboard course that you’d like to revise to make it more user-friendly? In this hands-on workshop, Computer Science Professor and STLI Fellow Dana Willner we will work with participants to implement or revise modular design for your course. Part of module creation will involve using features of Blackboard to improve navigation for students and maintaining consistency….
STLI is pleased to announce the Teaching & Learning Talks series for Spring 2021. This three-part series will focus on student engagement.
Are you curious about a state-of-the-art technology that will transform your grading experience? Would you like to easily access detailed data about your exams and how students are doing on individual problems? Chemistry Professor and STLI Fellow Dana Lashley discusses Gradescope, an artificial intelligence-assisted grading platform, and how to streamline grading in a large class setting. After this learning lab, you will have the tools needed to get started on your next exam. …
We host a 15-minute session every other week to discuss teaching topics from the book “Visible Learning and The Science of How We Learn.” During the 15 minutes, we also share instructional strategies and questions related to teaching….
Are you interested in developing a web presence for your teaching research and publications that can be referenced in your syllabi, class sessions, PowerPoints, publications, and more? Join Anne Rasmussen, professor and STLI fellow, as she explores university-supported technologies used to practice editing, uploading, presenting, organizing, and storing audiovisual materials from her own ethnographic research….
Are you looking for an alternative to a traditional research paper, but not quite sure how to implement such creative assignments? Peiyu Yang, professor and STLI Fellow, introduces several strategies for guiding students through a digital story map assignment, with an emphasis on classes in the humanities. …
Sara Mattavelli, modern languages professor and STLI Teaching Innovation Fellow, discusses diversity and inclusion in the foreign language classroom with an emphasis on issues of representation, accessibility, and engagement….
Candice Benjes-Small, head of research at W&M Libraries and STLI fellow, discusses how to use assignments like “Pink Time” and “unessays” to encourage students to take charge of their learning and to focus less on grades….
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Connect with Mike Blum, Program Manager
Mike is responsible for the design and delivery of faculty professional learning opportunities related to course design and development of in-person, blended, and online courses. She provides transformative professional learning experiences to instructors at all career stages to enhance their instructional practice.