Center for Teaching and Learning

Technology Teaching Fellows

March 19, 22 & 23

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

2021 Institute timeline

  • February 3-17: Call for Applications
  • February 17 (9 a.m.): Deadline to submit an application (deadline updated as of February 12, 2021)
  • February 19: Applicants are notified of their status
  • February 26 before 6:00 p.m.: Accepted applicants confirm participation
  • March 19, 22 & 23: Three-day online TTF Institute (Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday & Tuesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • June 10: Peer review session (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • 2021/22 academic year, summer 2022, or autumn 2022: 2021 TTFI participants teach their new hybrid or online courses


  1. Participate in all three days of the TTFI program (Friday, March 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Monday, March 22 & Tuesday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The Institute meets online in a blend of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
  2. Participate in the June 10 peer review session. Where courses designed or redesigned in March are reviewed by and with 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.


March 2021 TTFI faculty participants receive funding and ongoing instructional support.

  • Individual faculty members receive $1000 each for participating in the two parts of the Technology Teaching Fellows Institute: March 19, 22 and 23, 2021, and June 10, 2021 feedback session.
  • Faculty members on a course team divide the $1000 compensation between team members.  Team members participate in both parts of the Technology Teaching Fellows Institute: March 19, 22 and 23, 2021, and June 10, 2021 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?

Who participates in TTFI?

Since the institute began, 206 UW faculty from 89 departments have participated. Over 155 courses have been redesigned, and 17,000+ students have taken TTFI redesigned classes.
Since the institute began, 206 faculty from 89 departments have participated. 155+ courses have been redesigned, and 17,000+ students have taken TTFI redesigned classes.

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.