Center for Teaching and Learning

Technology Teaching Fellows

July 12 – 16, 2021

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 and asynchronous with options for synchronous online participation.


  • Redesign a 2020-2021 course
  • Transform another course to fully online (or blended*) or
  • Design a new fully online (or blended*) course

*We define “blended” 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 asynchronous sessions with peers, TTFI alumni, instructional consultants, instructional designers, librarians, and technologists

2021 Institute timeline

  • April 29-May 24: Call for Applications
  • May 24 (5 p.m.): Deadline to submit an application
  • June 8: Applicants are notified of their status
  • June 16 (5 p.m.): Accepted applicants confirm participation
  • July 12-16: Five-day online TTF Institute
  • Week of December 13: Peer review session (date and time are TBD)
  • 2021/22 academic year, summer 2022, or autumn 2022: 2021 TTFI participants teach their new blended or online courses


  1. Participate in all five days of the TTFI program. The Institute has five days of required asynchronous sessions with optional online synchronous engagements.
  2. Participate in the December peer review session. Courses designed or redesigned in July are reviewed with and by TTFI colleagues, instructional consultants, and instructional designers in small groups.
  3. Teach your new hybrid or online course. 2021 TTFI participants teach their course during one of the following academic quarters: Autumn 2021, winter 2022, spring 2022, summer 2022, or autumn 2022.


July 2021 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 12-16, 2021, and the December 2021 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 12-16, 2021, and the December feedback session.

Application procedure

The deadline to submit applications for the July 12-16 Technology Teaching Fellows Institute has passed. Please check back in autumn for information about the 2022 institute.

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?

Who participates in TTFI?

Since the institute began, 220 UW faculty from 89 departments have participated. Over 170 courses have been redesigned, and 19,000+ students have taken TTFI redesigned classes.
220 faculty from 89 departments participated. Over 170 courses have been redesigned, and 19,000+ students have taken 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.