Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty Fellows Program

The Faculty Fellows Program (FFP) is designed to introduce new faculty to the UW’s teaching cultures, practices, and resources.  This year’s program will be fully online with synchronous and asynchronous sessions. 

Program goals:

  • Connect new faculty to other UW teaching scholars and practitioners
  • Focus on evidence-based teaching strategies that advance student learning and engagement
  • Center equity and access in online, blended, and in-person learning

Opening Plenary

Welcome to Teaching at UW

The opening plenary offers new faculty the opportunity to learn more about the UW teaching culture & instructional resources, and hear from seasoned faculty colleagues representing different campuses, disciplines, and experiences.

Workshops (synchronous and asynchronous)

Workshops are led by experienced faculty and instructional staff from multiple departments across the UW campuses. Topics include:

  • Backward course design
  • Evidence-based practices for student learning
  • Practical skills for creating accessible content
  • Grading smarter, not harder
  • Promoting academic integrity
  • Mental health and student learning at UW
  • Student learning experiences panel with graduate and undergraduate students

2022 Timeline

  • July to August: Department chairs, deans, and administrators recommend their new faculty for the program
  • August: Invitations are sent to new faculty members on an ongoing basis
  • August to September: Online registration is open for invitees
  • September 8 & 9: Faculty Fellows Program synchronous sessions take place online

How to register

Participation in the Faculty Fellows Program is by invitation. UW departments determine which of their new faculty members will receive invitations.  New faculty who are unsure of participation status are encouraged to contact their department chair.

Invitations are sent on an ongoing basis. Those who have not received their invitation should check their spam and junk folders for an email from

New faculty who would like to participate in the program must complete and submit the online registration form. The registration link is embedded within the individual invitation email. Participants are required to register with their UW NetID. Additionally, the UW NetID allows participants to access the program’s materials on Canvas (the learning management system used by the UW).

Instructions on how to set up a UW NetID can be found on IT Connect’s About UW NetIDs page.



Contact the Faculty Fellows Program at