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Faculty Fellow Programs 

The Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) sponsors the Faculty Fellows Program . The Faculty Fellows Program provides opportunities for faculty members to work collaboratively with the Office of Faculty Enhancement in providing faculty development opportunities for faculty across campus, including offering workshops on topics of interest to faculty, supporting faculty development initiatives, organizing faculty development materials related to teaching and learning, and serving as facilitators during faculty development summer institutes. We anticipate opening a call for applications in the near future. 


Who is eligible to become a Faculty Fellow?


Faculty Fellows are tenured or tenure-earning faculty members who:

  • have demonstrated leadership capacity in the areas of teaching and learning  
  • are willing to commit some of their professional efforts toward supporting the continuous improvement efforts of other faculty members in the areas of teaching and learning 
  • demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others on initiatives of mutual interest 
  • have the ability to communicate effectively with faculty across multiple disciplines 
  • Although the Faculty Fellows Program is open to all eligible faculty, OFE encourages applications from faculty in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and/or Business. 

What are the benefits to a Faculty Fellow?

  • Opportunities to participate in engaging collaborative work around teaching and learning with other members of the UNF community 
  • Opportunities to present or publish interdisciplinary work 
  • The possibility of 1 Course Release (pending department approval) 
  • $3000 Stipend for the facilitation of Summer Institute on Teaching & Learning   
  • $1500 in faculty development funds to support travel to faculty development or teaching & learning conferences 
  • Support from OFE in organizing workshops, meetings, and materials (e.g., readings, websites, contacts) 

What is required of one who is selected as a Faculty Fellow?

The Faculty Fellow will: 

  • Attend monthly meetings with other Faculty Fellows and OFE Director to coordinate faculty development efforts 
  • Organize/facilitate 3-5 faculty development workshops per year of appointment 
  • Serve as a facilitator during an upcoming Summer Institute 
  • Produce a report to OFE regarding the Faculty Fellow activities 
  • Faculty Fellows who are interested may receive re-appointment for up to three years, pending approval 

How does one become a Faculty Fellow?

  • Complete the online application by TBD
  • Each Applicant will be asked to:
    • Identify a teaching and learning topic of interest during their term as Faculty Fellow 
    • Explain her/his interest in the topic and identify any past experience in faculty leadership or leadership within the selected topic 
    • Express the relevance of the selected topic for UNF faculty members 
    • Identify other leadership experience around faculty development or teaching & learning (e.g., curriculum committee, workshop facilitator, etc.) 
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Associate Vice President for Faculty Development with input from the Faculty Enhancement Committee. Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
    • The extent of prior experience the applicant has with faculty development in general and with the specific topic selected 
    • The topic selected is relevant to a substantial portion of the faculty 
    • See the attached rubric for details. Faculty Fellows Proposal Evaluation Rubric
  • Although all full-time faculty are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to applications that have a strategic or complementary emphasis [e.g., Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) or Business].