Building Resources for Teaching & Learning

The Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program at Berkeley provides non-ladder faculty with an exceptional opportunity to work individually, or in teams, to build teaching and learning tools, templates, and resources for both their individual courses and the entire campus community. The program supports Fellows in generating dynamic tools and resources for enriching and/or innovating teaching practices on campus. The tools and resources generated are highlighted prominently on the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) website (http://teaching.berkeley.edu) and disseminated to faculty across campus.  Lecturers make outstanding contributions to the high quality of teaching on campus, and this program showcases best practices from this community.

*NOTE: The program is open to new AND previous Lecturer Teaching Fellows (who have not yet participated in this project-based version which began in 2013-2014). If you have previously been a Lecturer Teaching Fellow and are interested in this project-based program, we encourage you to apply.  

Up to ten lecturers will be selected to participate in a series of workshops/discussions on topics of interest and presentations of work in progress. Applicants may apply as individuals, or as part of a team to develop a project (tools, templates, and/or resources). Two or more Fellows will be assembled from the selected participants based on area of interest to lead the workshops/discussions. The program is open to continuing appointees and “pre-six” lecturers.

Lecturer Teaching Fellows will meet in workshop and seminar sessions eight times (once a month) during the course of the academic year. The agenda for the year is based on topics the participants wish to cover, and participants themselves will lead most of the sessions. There may be occasional presentations by other Berkeley faculty and staff with expertise in areas of interest to the group.  

All participants should be (or should expect to be) scheduled to teach a minimum of one course during the fall and spring semester of their fellowship.

Lecturers selected to participate in the program will receive grants of $1,500 each for instructional improvement applied to their home department account. Fellows are responsible for providing the budgetary chartstring information in a timely fashion. Funds will be transferred in June 2017 upon successful completion of the program.

Examples of project areas that can be funded include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ways of assessing and documenting evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • integrating technology into teaching (face-to-face, hybrid, online)
  • conducting authentic formative/summative assessment of student learning
  • rubric design and implementation for specific types of student work, or within particular disciplines
  • designing, implementing and grading group work
  • resources for teaching a diverse student body
  • tools that support academic integrity in the classroom (i.e., training tools, assignment design, assessments.

Types of projects that can be funded include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • examines a pedagogical topic within the scope of a course, courses, or discipline, but lends itself to a generalizable resource or application across courses, course types, and disciplines
  • proposed outcomes are feasible within a year-long program, with existing support from the learning community, and with in-place campus resources (e.g., ETS, CTL, Library).

 Selected Fellows will:

  1. Create elements of a teaching dossier (via the web) as a platform for showcasing their work from the program.
  2. Complete the proposed project deliverable for their own teaching practice and courses.
  3. Develop a resource from the project to be shared with colleagues, enabling the application of the project deliverable across courses and disciplines (where appropriate).

Deadline for Application: 5pm, July 20, 2016

Schedule for the 2016-2017 Program:
September 6
October 4
November 8
December 6
January 24
February 21
March 21
April 18

All meetings are on a Tuesday, 12pm to 2pm. Lunch will be provided. Please bring  your own beverages. Location: 114 Hearst Gymnasium

LTF 2016-2017 Guidelines and Application

Apply for 2016-17

Applicants should first double-check their own schedules for the year against the Program Schedule. Participants will be expected to attend all meetings, barring unforeseen circumstances.

In order to apply, please complete the entire 2016-2017 LTF Application Form

    Deadline: 5pm, August 22, 2016

    Selection: Applications will be reviewed, and recommendations will be forwarded to the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education who will make the final determination.

    Past Projects of Note

    Ryan Sloan (College Writing)

    Benjamin Spanbock (College Writing)

    Barbara Barnes & Christine Quinan (Gender and Women's Studies)

    Michael Larkin & Donnett Flash (College Writing Programs)