The Provost Teaching Fellows (PTFs) have launched their annual recruitment process and are seeking UT faculty who are interested in joining our program. The program involves a four-year commitment to active participation in our faculty learning community and organization dedicated to improving teaching practice and campus climate at UT Austin. Fellows receive modest stipends in years 1-4 (pending continued funding), as well as funds to carry out individual projects that generate innovative teaching and programmatic models that are sustainable and scalable.
PTFs are also encouraged to participate in our monthly meetings, workshops, and panels as well as campus-wide events like the New Faculty Symposium and Eyes on Teaching. After 2 years of project work, “senior” fellows are involved in mentoring new cohorts, as they continue to integrate and assess project methods into their teaching practices and departmental or program communities. After four years, many choose to continue in the program as alumni; they are PTFs for life!
The current cohort of 43 fellows represent faculty of all ranks, 14 of 16 Colleges and Schools, with a multiplicity of disciplines and unique perspectives. At present, 19 fellows pursue individual initiatives, 24 senior fellows provide mentorship and guidance, and 26 alumni fellows continue to support the program. Together, we form a community in which faculty meet and collaborate in the service of improved student learning. Through our collective goal-driven participation in the four-year PTF program cycle, we empower each other to continue to strive for excellence and professionalism as we work to be the best versions of scholar educators possible.
If you are interested in the program and would like to find out more from the “Home Fellow” of your college, please fill out this intent form by November 1. Formal applications will be due December 15.