Lecturer Teaching Fellows

Building Resources for Teaching and Learning

The Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program at Berkeley provides Lecturers 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 CTL website 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.

New and Previous Fellows Eligible to Apply!

If you have previously been a Lecturer Teaching Fellow and are interested in this project-based program, we encourage you to apply.

Ten Lecturers will be selected to participate in a series of workshops 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 January 2024 midway through the program.

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.

Application: Access 2023-24 LTF Application Guidelines

Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 5pm

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

Stipend amount per participant: $1500

AY 2023-24 Program Schedule

  • September 20, 2023

  • October 18, 2023

  • November 15, 2023

  • January 24, 2024

  • February 28, 2024

  • March 20, 2024

  • April 17, 2024

All meetings are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:00 PM PT. These meetings will be held in-person in Dwinelle 117 (Academic Innovation Studio) and lunch will be provided.

 Program-level Objectives

Throughout this program, participants 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).
  4. Present their project at a campus-wide event, if interested.