Become a CFDE Teaching Fellow

Teaching fellow group doing service work

This program starts with a meeting in the week before graduation in May 2019 and ends in May 2020.


  • For faculty members to develop a project related to teaching and to share it with the community
  • To support teaching in the undergraduate curriculum as part of wider effort to bolster the undergraduate academic experience at Emory
  • To help develop inclusive classrooms
  • To highlight existing faculty teaching expertise


  • Open to all fulltime faculty in Emory College, Oxford, Nursing and Business.
  • Year-long: starts in May 2019, ends in May 2020.
  • $2500 (dispersed in three payments into a research or departmental account in summer 2019, fall 2019, and spring 2020). We are currently looking into the option to take this money as summer salary support; please contact Eric Weeks ( directly if you are interested in this option.
  • Applicants must have a smart key to which money can be disbursed.


  • All fulltime faculty engaged in teaching
  • Record of excellent teaching


  • Chairs and deans may nominate; self-nominations are also accepted
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by May 8, 2019
  • Applications must be sent to: CFDE Teaching Fellows
  • Application must include:
    • A brief email from chair supporting the application
    • A 1-page statement identifying record of excellent teaching (evaluations, or peer letter, or award) the specific expertise the applicant wants to develop, and specific outcomes
    • A sample syllabus as evidence of your approach to teaching

On acceptance, the Teaching Fellows will:

  • Meet the week of May 13, 2019 with CFDE to develop a plan for the fellowship
  • Sign a Teaching Fellows Agreement which commits faculty member to: 
    • Reading on teaching in their discipline or related to the issue they want to focus on (in consultation with CFDE teaching team)
    • Hosting a teaching table to share their knowledge
    • Attending two cohort meetings a semester with CFDE teaching team
    • Writing a one-page report on their work as a Teaching Fellow
    • Creating a bibliography for the CFDE Knowledge Hub arising from their research

Examples of possible projects

  • Inclusive classrooms
  • Revising Introductory Courses
  • Developing case studies for a course
  • Developing a peer assessment program for your course
  • Creating cohorts across classes and/or schools
  • Hosting conversations in a department on relevant pedagogy
  • Public scholarship, engagement with communities
  • Creativity in the Classroom
  • Researching and fostering peer teaching
  • Online teaching, multiple formats
  • Adapting small courses for courses with large lecture formats
  • Working with international students
  • Working with refugee and immigrant populations in the Atlanta area
  • Working with other institutions in the Atlanta area, through research, institutes, centers, joint academic programs, etc.

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