Faculty Guild Fellowship
We offer a multi-term fellowship where faculty members develop the insights needed to prepare their diverse students for a complex world.
Fellows bolster their teaching practices, supported by a circle of peers and a professional facilitator, in an online environment. Fellows learn by reflecting on their own teaching – not from disconnected, general guidance. Through analytics, fellows see how their teaching behaviors change over time. And their institutions receive aggregated, non-identified data to measure return on investment.
We don’t lecture to faculty on how to teach better or have them watch training videos hour after hour. Rather, through a facilitated appreciative inquiry model, we help them reflect on their own work – the teaching they are doing every week – and guide them as they seek to improve. As a result, faculty members become more mindful of their efforts and more engaged in the art and science of quality teaching.
Our purpose is to enhance, not evaluate.
Our model is based on six years of research, development, application and analysis:
Led by Dr. Gail Mellow, president of La Guardia Community College
Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Kresge Foundation
Involved dozens of colleges and hundreds of faculty since 2010
Created by practitioners and independently evaluated by Stanford Research Institute