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Evidence-Based Teaching Program

The Evidence-based Teaching program (EBT) is a 2-year long fellowship where a cohort of UW faculty members develop research-based, reflective strategies for addressing a current instructional challenge. In the first year EBT fellows work together to explore the existing research on the topic and design a classroom intervention related to the instructional challenge. In the second year, fellows implement their intervention in one of their courses and share their findings with their EBT cohort.

2024-2026 theme

Research consistently confirms the value of having students work together to build knowledge and skills. And yet, many students and instructors dislike group work because of its social and logistical complexities. The 2024-2026 EBT cohort will wrestle with these challenges and work to develop and test strategies to mitigate them.

EBT Fellowship goals

  • Foster cross-disciplinary connections within UW’s teaching community
  • Deepen understanding of evidence-based, learner-centered pedagogies related to the theme
  • Develop and implement pedagogical strategies that enrich the student experience in in-person, hybrid, and/or online classrooms
  • Provide faculty members with opportunities to develop professional accomplishments in teaching


Applications for the 2024-2026 EBT Fellowship will open on March 4, 2024.


  • Must be a current UW faculty member (any appointments/rank) teaching at UW
  • To receive payment, fellows must be employed at UW in Spring 2026
  • Faculty members who participated in the previous cohort are ineligible


Fellows make a 2-year commitment to the community and should expect to spend approximately 10-15 hours of work each quarter in synchronous, online meetings, homework, and discussion. Fellows receive a $2000 stipend after the successful completion of the two-year program.

What faculty are saying…

“For me, the best part of the program was meeting and learning from colleagues I wouldn’t get to meet in my regular work life.”
Ching-In Chen, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Bothell

“I entered the program with such a narrow-minded view of what teamwork and collaboration in a classroom may look like, and those views were immediately challenged. The program opened my mind to the many different perspectives and approaches, and I am eager to learn more next AY.”
Marion Eberly, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business, Tacoma

“I left each meeting with actionable ideas that I can use in the classroom.”
Kristiina Hurme, Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology, Seattle