The University Teaching Leadership Fellows

The application period for the 2023 cohort is now closed.

The University Teaching Leadership Fellows (UTLFs) are a distinguished and cross-disciplinary community of educators who act as institutional change agents by engaging in educational leadership, research, advocacy, networking, service, and mentoring to promote educational excellence.  

This initiative from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) furthers the goals of the 2019 University of Guelph Teaching and Learning Plan and other institutional teaching and learning initiatives by:

  • Developing and supporting faculty across academic disciplines as educational leaders through a 3-year engagement in research, inquiry, networking, mentoring, and professional development;  
  • Promoting innovative and effective teaching and learning practices that will improve undergraduate and graduate teaching and student learning through designing and conducting teaching and learning projects that have implications for the broader University community and beyond the University of Guelph;   
  • Leading and supporting teaching initiatives and contributing to college and institutional cultures of open discourse and critical reflection about teaching, learning, and student success, through networking in their own colleges, sharing innovative and promising approaches to the University of Guelph community, and engaging with their cohort of UTLFs in a community of practice;  
  • Recognizing, rewarding, and celebrating the engaged and excellent teachers who are selected as UTLFs, and advancing and promoting the value, status, and recognition of teaching and learning at University of Guelph.  

The University Teaching Leadership Fellows initiative also responds to the recommendations from the 2021 Provost’s Task Force on Pedagogical Innovation to recognize and support faculty who are leaders in teaching innovation and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  

In the inaugural cohort, up to 10 University Teaching Leadership Fellows will be appointed and will begin their 3-year terms on July 1, 2023. Funded by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and each of the Colleges, each University Teaching Leadership Fellow will be awarded $30,000 to undertake scholarly projects to advance teaching and learning at the University of Guelph and its Colleges and Campuses. A Call for Applications for the inaugural cohort of University Teaching Leadership Fellows was announced in Fall 2022. The deadline for applications for the 2023 cohort is now closed.

For more information about eligibility and how to apply, please visit the University Teaching Leadership Fellows website

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