This is the website of the UTF Program as it appeared during the life of the program (1992-2011).
The University Teaching Fellows Program (1992-2011) aims to help our most intellectually sound and successful junior faculty members develop into exceptionally fine teachers. Thus the selection committeecomprised of award-winning facultyseeks to choose each year junior faculty members who show promise of becoming both eminent researchers and inspiring teachers. In existence at the University of Virginia since 1992, this Program remains true to the original goals of these fellowships as created at the Lilly Endowment: we provide support to impressive junior faculty as they refine their teaching expertise while pursuing strong research agendas.
In addition, University Teaching Fellows develop an interdisciplinary
network of colleagues who face similar challenges in their academic careers
despite their wide range of academic interests, and many former University
Teaching Fellows emphasize the positive impact the program has had on
helping them develop their careers as scholars:
The University Teaching Fellows Program achieves such goals as these:
Faculty members chosen as University Teaching Fellows receive a research grant during the summer at the end of their fellowship year to support them in developing one or more new or existing undergraduate courses. Throughout the academic year, they meet for monthly workshops and a September retreat in order to learn more about course design and teaching with specialists from inside and outside U.Va. Other Program activities include confidential, individual work with a Mentor (selected by each Fellow) and one or two work-in-progress meetings to share ideas about ongoing course development projects.