Center for Teaching and Learning

Technology Teaching Fellows

The Center for Teaching and Learning and UW Academic Technologies are pleased to offer the 2020-2021 Technology Teaching Fellows Institute for UW Seattle faculty members who want to:

  • Design a new course as a hybrid* or fully online course
  • Redesign a traditional course as a hybrid* or fully online course

*We define “hybrid” as a course that is at least 40% online. This definition aims to distinguish between a hybrid course and a traditional course that uses some technologies.

Technology Teaching Fellows engage in:

  • Evidence-based sessions on best practices & innovation
  • Discussions of equity in traditional and online learning environments
  • Using technologies that advance student engagement, student learning, and faculty efficiency
  • Hands-on experience with UW-supported technologies
  • Collaborative work sessions with peers and TTFI faculty alumni: “Studio Time,” where participants work solo or in groups with instructional consultants, instructional designers, librarians, and technologists.

2020 Timeline

  • March 4 – April 20 (5:00 p.m.): Call for Applications
  • April 27: Applicants are notified
  • May 11 (5:00 p.m.): Applicants confirm participation
  • July 13-17: Week-long TTF Institute (daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Week of December 7: Peer review session (exact date and time TBD)
  • 2020/21 academic year, summer 2021, or autumn 2021: Participants teach their new hybrid or online courses


  1. 2017 Technology Teaching Fellows Institute participantsParticipate in all five days of the July 13-17 TTFI program (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.):
    • MWF the Institute meets in person, on campus
    • TTH the Institute meets online, in synchronous & asynchronous sessions
  2. Participate in the December peer review session (week of December 7, date/time TBD). Where courses designed or redesigned in July are reviewed by and with TTFI colleagues, instructional consultants, and instructional designers in small groups.
  3. Teach your new hybrid or online course during one of the following academic quarters: Autumn 2020, winter 2021, spring 2021, summer 2021, or autumn 2021.


Faculty participants receive funding and ongoing instructional support.

  • Individual faculty members receive $2000 each for participating in the two parts of the Technology Teaching Fellows Institute: July 13-17, 2020, and December 2020 feedback session.
  • Faculty members on a course team divide the $2000 compensation between or among team members.  Team members participate in both parts of the Technology Teaching Fellows Institute: July 13-17, 2020, and the December 2020 feedback session.

Application procedure

Full-time UW Seattle faculty members are welcome to apply, either as individuals or as a 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?

Submit your application

The TTFI online application is restricted to UW users. Sign in using your UW Google account to gain access.

Apply for Technology Teaching Fellows Institute
Applications are due by April 20, 5 p.m.

Who participates in TTFI?

Since the institute began, 139 UW faculty from 57 departments have participated. Over 95 courses have been redesigned, and 10,000+ students have taken TTFI redesigned classes.

139 faculty from 57 departments participated, 95 courses redesigned, and 10,000+ students reached through TTFI redesigned courses

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.