Digital Champions Fellowships

The Digital Champion Fellowship program supports faculty in implementing innovative models of instruction, such as creating online or partially online courses, implementing flipped classroom models, or incorporating active learning into your course using technology. Awardees receive:

  • $3,000 in professional development funding to be used for faculty support, GTA assistance, travel, conference attendance or other professional supplies. Funding available July 1, 2015.
  • Help developing course materials from CII staff and members of the Student Innovation Fellowship program.
  • Support from a community of innovative faculty and instructional staff as you implement ideas.

2015 Selected Digital Champions

  • Michael Evans
    Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences
  • John Bunting
    Senior Lecturer, Applied Linguistics & ESL, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Joan Mutanyatta-Comar
    Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • María Elena Bermúdez
    Senior Lecturer, Modern and Classical Languages, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jyotsna Thota
    Senior Lecturer, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Raúl Llorente
    Modern & Classical Languages, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Richard Fendler
    Assistant Professor, Robinson College of Business
  • Kevin Hsieh
    School of Art and Design, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Tisha Lewis Ellison
    Assistant Professor, Middle and Secondary Education, College of Education
  • Abbas Barzegar
    Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Tamara Melton
    Program Director and Clinical Instructor, Health Informatics, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professionals
  • DaShaunda Patterson
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Special Education and Communication Disorders , College of Education
  • Nick Wilding
    Associate Professor, History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sandra L.Dwyer
    Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of Graduate Teaching, Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeannie Grussendorf
    Senior Lecturer, Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Michael Jordan,
    Instructor, Computer Information Systems, Robinson College of Business
  • Eligibility and Selection

    Full-time, permanent faculty from any department and college may apply. The applications are reviewed by the Center for Instructional Innovation.

    Program Workshops

    Digital Champions attend workshops to:

    • Learn how to retool a course using web-enhanced learning tools, prior knowledge tests, self-paced lecture supplements, self-assessment tools, and student portfolios to transform a course to an online or hybrid course with effective methods for demonstrating evidence of learning.
    • Get support implementing ideas for using mobile technology in the classroom, creating flipped classroom models, eTexts, hybrid and online courses, or other emerging models of instruction.

    Upcoming Events

    all-day Creating a Welcoming Online Envi...
    Creating a Welcoming Online Envi...
    Aug 31 – Sep 14 all-day
    This online faculty mini-course will help both seasoned and not-so-seasoned online faculty create an easy-to-navigate virtual space. We will explore ways to encourage collegiality, openness, community building, and a sense of shared journey. Our online… more »
    all-day Hosting Class Sessions in a Virt...
    Hosting Class Sessions in a Virt...
    Aug 31 – Sep 14 all-day
    Virtual class sessions can be just as engaging as face-to-face classes. This course will provide tips, tricks, and best practices connected to hosting dynamic and productive virtual class environments. Our online faculty mini-courses are two-week… more »
    all-day Creating Online Instructional Co...
    Creating Online Instructional Co...
    Sep 14 – Sep 28 all-day
    In this course, we’ll discuss how to find, adapt, and create well-designed content that will engage students in online and hybrid courses. We’ll outline fundamental design principles and suggest tools and techniques that we think… more »
    all-day Virtual Collaboration and Commun...
    Virtual Collaboration and Commun...
    Sep 14 – Sep 28 all-day
    Do you like to promote rich conversations in your face-to-face class or have students engage in collaborative problem solving? Do you worry that taking your class online means sacrificing these fruitful interactions? Good news! It… more »

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