Center for Teaching and Learning

Technology Teaching Fellows

The Center for Teaching and Learning and UW Academic Technologies are pleased to offer the 2019-2020 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 over 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.

2019 Timeline

  • April 22 – May 28 (5:00PM): Call for Applications
  • June 10: Applicants are notified
  • June 17: Applicants confirm participation
  • July 8-12: Week-long TTF Institute (daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Week of December 9: Peer review session (exact date and time TBD)
  • 2019/20 academic year, summer 2020, or autumn 2020: Participants teach their new hybrid or online courses


  1. Participate in all five days of the July 8-12 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 9, 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 2019, winter 2020, spring 2020, summer 2020, or autumn 2020.


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 8-12, 2019, and December 2019 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 8-12, 2019, and the December 2019 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:

  1. A syllabus for your course or proposed course
  2. 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?

Questions about TTFI?

Please contact Christine Sugatan, program administrator, at

Questions 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.