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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Faculty Fellowships

We are seeking six faculty fellows who will work closely with CETL staff to connect faculty members across the College with best practices for teaching and learning around a theme: Academic Innovation, Active Learning, Community Engaged Learning, Inclusive Pedagogy, Mentoring, or create your own. 

SoTL faculty fellows will author and curate evidence-based faculty resources on the CETL website in their chosen theme, with each fellow identified as the guide on the topic. The fellows cohort will meet once a month from November-May to coordinate efforts and engage with one another. In addition, the faculty fellows will participate in a variety of projects based on individual expertise and interest. For example, this could include one or more of the following projects:

  • Facilitating an in-person workshop for the TCNJ Teaching and Learning Summit
  • Creating an online module for faculty professional development
  • Producing a SoTL publication
  • Leading a Learning Community
  • Holding office hours to meet with TCNJ faculty 1-1
  • Other proposed contributions (let us know in your application)


All faculty members and librarians who are full time (tenured, tenure-track, multi-year clinical instructors, multi-year lecturers) are eligible. Six faculty fellows will be appointed in AY 22-23.


Faculty Fellows may choose to receive a $5,000 stipend or $5,000 in professional expense funds. Professional expense funds may be used to support conference participation/travel, technology/software purchases, student assistants, scholarly/academic expenses, and/or professional memberships. Stipends will be paid upon completion of the academic year. For those choosing professional expenses funds, recipients must submit all reimbursement receipts no later than June 1 of the academic year following their fellowship (e.g., by June 1, 2024 for an AY 22-23 monetary award). 

Application Process

The call for applications closes on October 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Recipients are determined by the Teaching and Learning Council, a representative group of faculty and librarians. Applicants will be notified by October 19, 2022. Interested faculty should submit the following materials online:

  1. A brief applicant bio (200 words maximum)
  2. A personal statement (500 words max) that describes your interest in the theme you select (Academic Innovation, Active Learning, Community Engaged Learning, Inclusive Pedagogy, Mentoring, Create Your Own), and answers the following questions:
  • Why do you want to be a faculty fellow? 
  • What experience/qualifications/interests do you have in the theme you identified?
  • If selected as a faculty fellow, what project(s) would you pursue?

An information session to provide additional information on the faculty fellows program will be held September 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM in SSB 103.

Add the information session your calendar