Teaching Fellows Program

The Summer 2020 Fellows Application is open!

This summer, Academic Technology Learning Design (formerly OTLS) is offering 2 teaching fellowships to encourage the creation of quality online courses with the assistance of an instructional designer for use in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula. The fellowship is designated for full-time Baylor faculty members (which can include tenured and tenure-track faculty, regular lecturers, and senior lecturers).  The fellowship occurs this summer, but you will be crafting a future online class for fall 2020 or for spring/summer 2021.

Recipients of this teaching fellowship will receive a stipend of $1,000 and will be expected to spend at least 20 hours working with an instructional designer (remotely if needed) who can provide guidance on designing an online course, structuring content, choosing learning assessments, building interactivity and implementing best practices.

The fellow will also be expected to share their experience with other faculty and graduate students by presenting on their course and the instructional design process in either a LATS offered seminar, one of the Academy for Teaching and Learning’s Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (SET) or another appropriate venue.  The fellow's course will also be used a "model" to be shared with other faculty as needed.

To apply, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement (1-2 pages) describing your proposed course, goals, & rationale for applying for the fellowship, and a previous sample syllabus.  Applicants should also agree to complete the hours and share the process and their results with other faculty.  Preference will be given to faculty who already have at least some experience teaching online, but are looking ahead to next year and to ways that their course can be enhanced through innovative approaches and engaging tools to take it to the next level and ultimately provide inspiration for other faculty.

Please submit these materials by May 15, 2020, using the online application form available here.

Applications will be evaluated and reviewed by the instructional designers on the Learning Design team. Recommendations will be sent to the Dean of University Libraries who will make the final decision. Recipients will be notified by June 1.

For additional information, contact Dr. Becky Sue Parton.

Past Receipients

Year Recipient Recipent

Kristen Pond

Kristen Pond

Leslie Hahner



Alison Alford



Dan Hanchey

Kayla Rhidenour