CTL has worked across Duke and DKU campuses and units to offer several fellowship programs and grant opportunities. Some examples are shown below. We continue to provide various opportunities and open calls for proposals.
Learning Innovation Fellowship (LIF)
The Learning Innovation Fellowship (LIF) program is co-facilitated by Duke Learning Innovation and CTL to prepare new faculty for teaching at DKU. Since 2018, we have run five iterations. Within three months, new faculty meet and work with each other at Duke/DKU campus (if condition allows), learn online (via Sakai modules and Zoom live sessions) about DKU’s teaching culture and students, communicate with faculty mentors, and develop syllabi for the course(s) they will be teaching in the following academic year.
Faculty Learning Community (FLC)
DKU faculty are dedicated to foster student significant learning and refineteaching based on pedagogical literature. To reinforce the culture of faculty learning community, faculty members in this program will work more closely upon a certain teaching and learning topic towards a practical deliverable that can be adapted to their DKU teaching. We usually call for proposals in the beginning of the academic year and will provide a small amount of funding to support FLC members.
Collaborating with the Office of Assessment, CTL offers the annual Teaching and Assessment Grant to encourage innovative teaching and research in teaching and learning. Through the lens of assessment, applicants are encouraged to explore issues specific to DKU curriculum and program implementation (e.g., the seven-week schedule), or address challenges related to liberal arts education, joint-venture institutions, interdisciplinary learning, inclusive teaching, and experiential learning.Besides a small amount of funding, we provideconsultations and workshop series to build faculty research capacity in teaching and producing scholarly work.
Initiated by Duke Learning Innovation,Carry the Innovation Forwardfocuses on sustaining and expanding the learning innovations that arose at Duke and DKU during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21. Duke partners with DKU faculty who seek to use experiences of pandemic teaching to innovate the future of teaching and learning. Learn more about this grant here