The primary goal of the Center for Academic Technology at Chatham University is to empower faculty and students in their effective use of technology to enhance teaching, increase student engagement, and advance scholarship. The program aims to support and assist faculty with:

  • Redesigning courses and teaching methods through the use of technology
  • Exploring uses of new and existing technologies to enhance teaching and learning
  • Evaluating technology and its effectiveness on teaching and learning
  • Developing pedagogically sound classroom practices that increase student engagement and interaction through the use of technology
  • Improving classroom management techniques for teaching with technology
  • Planning, implementing and assessing technology-enhanced projects for teaching and scholarship

Faculty Technology Fellows will participate for two years.

Year 1:

  • Redesign at least one course by incorporating appropriately matched technologies to enhance course learning objectives
  • Attend a mandatory week long summer workshop (May) to learn new technologies, develop a plan for course redesign, and assessment plan.
  • Meet monthly with Technology Fellows peers to discuss progress. If can’t attend in person meetings, a monthly blog post can substitute.
  • Present technology projects to colleagues at the Faculty Lecture Series in March.

Year 2:

  • Serve as mentors to other faculty members in their respective departments and to new fellows. The main responsibility is to support and encourage other faculty in their use of technology.
  • Attend an optional week-long summer workshop to refine skills and focus on redesigning another course.
  • Attend optional monthly meetings with Technology Fellows peers to discuss progress. If can’t attend in person meetings, a monthly blog post can substitute.
  • Complete an assessment of the program and provide written or video about course redesign and outcomes.

The program seeks to select a diverse group of participants across all disciplines, levels of teaching experiences, and technology expertise.

  • All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply. A call for applications occurs each April.
  • Number of participants is subject to funding. Cohort goal is between 8-10 participants each year.

Faculty Technology Fellows will receive the following for their commitment and participation:

  • a $500 stipend for attending a week-long summer workshop (year 1 & 2)
  • an iPad + an App gift card
  • up to $1,500 to attend a technology-related conference (1 trip during the 2 year period)

For additional questions about the program, please contact instructionalservices@chatham.edu.


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