Center for Teaching and Learning

Technology Teaching Fellows

The Technology Teaching Fellows Institute (TTFI) offers participants the chance to learn with other faculty members, learning technologists, instructional consultants, and librarians. This year’s program will be fully online (synchronous and asynchronous).


  • Redesign a 2020 course
  • Transform another course to fully online (or hybrid*) or
  • Design a new fully online (or hybrid*) course

*We define “hybrid” as a course that is 50%-80% online. 

Participants engage in:

  • Evidence-based sessions on best practices and innovation
  • Discussions about equity in online and hybrid learning environments
  • Selecting UW-supported technologies that advance student engagement and learning
  • Creating faculty efficiencies in assessing student work
  • Collaborative synchronous and asynchronous sessions with peers, TTFI alumni, instructional consultants, instructional designers, librarians, and technologists

2020 Institute timeline

  • March 4 – May 11: Call for Applications
  • June 4: Applicants are notified of their status
  • June 15 by 5:00 PM: Accepted applicants confirm participation
  • July 13-17: Week-long online TTF Institute (daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Week of December 7: Peer review session (exact date and time TBD)
  • 2020/21 academic year, summer 2021, or autumn 2021: 2020 TTFI participants teach their new hybrid or online courses


  1. Participate in all five days of the TTFI program (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). The Institute meets online in a blend of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
  2. Participate in the December peer review session. Where courses designed or redesigned in July are reviewed by and with TTFI colleagues, instructional consultants, and instructional designers in small groups.
  3. Teach your new hybrid or online course. 2020 TTFI participants teach their course during one of the following academic quarters: Autumn 2020, winter 2021, spring 2021, summer 2021, or autumn 2021.


2020 TTFI faculty participants receive funding and ongoing instructional support.

  • Individual faculty members receive $2000 each for participating in the two parts of the Technology Teaching Fellows Institute: July 13-17, 2020, and December 2020 feedback session.
  • Faculty members on a course team divide the $2000 compensation between team members.  Team members participate in both parts of the Technology Teaching Fellows Institute: July 13-17, 2020, and the December 2020 feedback session.

Application procedure

UW faculty members are invited to apply, either as individuals or as a two-person team.

We seek instructors who are committed to truly transforming their courses—both in format and design. We are especially interested in course transformations that will have broad impacts for undergraduate students (for example, by increasing access to gateway courses).

Applicants with varying levels of technical ability and knowledge are encouraged to apply. CTL and Academic Technologies consultants will be available to provide training and support at the week-long Institute.

Applicants are asked to upload:

  • A one-page letter of support from your chair explaining the value of your proposed project in terms of:
    • Student learning, achievement, and/or engagement
    • Department curriculum
    • Faculty development

In addition, applicants are asked the following questions:

  • Why do you want to transform, or develop, your course?
    Include details about:

    • Class size and level
    • Place in curriculum
    • Student demographics
    • Goals for student learning, engagement, and achievement
  • How do you hope to transform, or develop, your course and how do you envision the TTF Institute will help?

Submit your application

The deadline to apply for 2020 TTFI has passed. Please check back in spring to apply for the 2021 TTFI institute.

Who participates in TTFI?

Since the institute began, 139 UW faculty from 57 departments have participated. Over 95 courses have been redesigned, and 10,000+ students have taken TTFI redesigned classes.

139 faculty from 57 departments participated, 95 courses redesigned, and 10,000+ students reached through TTFI redesigned courses

question markQuestions about TTFI?

Please contact Christine Sugatan, program administrator, at

question markQuestions about intellectual property?

For questions regarding course ownership or intellectual property in Canvas, please visit the IT Connect page on Protections for UW Faculty and Student Intellectual Property in the Canvas LMS.