Teaching Innovation Fellowship Program

Teaching Innovation 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 Teaching Innovation 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.

Fellow Portfolio

T&L Talks Series: The Instructor’s Perspective [1st Session]

T&L Talks Series: The Instructor’s Perspective [1st Session]

STLI is pleased to announce the Teaching & Learning Talks series for Spring 2021. This three-part series will focus on student engagement. Watch the opening session as STLI Director Mark Hofer and STLI Fellow and Professor Paul Heideman explore engagement from the instructor’s perspective, including how it affects achieving our teaching objectives and personal teaching satisfaction….

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Bolster Student Resilience without Changing Your Course

Bolster Student Resilience without Changing Your Course

Have you ever wanted to know how to help a student in distress? Do you want to make your class “less stressful,” but need ideas on how to do so? Join Meghan Sinton Miller, professor and STLI Fellow as she discusses ways to make classes flexible and supportive without having to change course content. Meghan also reviews ways to connect students to different support systems on-campus….

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Student Engagement Tips and Tricks for New Faculty

Student Engagement Tips and Tricks for New Faculty

When we came together last semester for our STLI Workshop: Small Teaching for New Faculty Katalin Wargo and Candice Benjes-Small discussed the book Small Teaching and shared problems of practice. During this workshop, it was discovered that many of the faculty experiences related specifically to student engagement online. As William & Mary continues the academic year in a blended learning environment, Katalin and Candice invite new faculty to join the conversation and share tips and tricks to engage students online.

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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.