A&S Teaching & Learning Fellowship

Division : Faculty of Arts and Science

Type : Divisional Pedagogical Grant, Pedagogical Grant, Teaching Fellowship

More Information : https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/teaching/teaching-learning-resources/teaching-awards#teachinglearningfellowship


The Faculty of Arts & Science Teaching & Learning Fellowship provides instructors with the opportunity to design or redevelop an in-person, online, or hybrid course. Each Fellow will receive funding and support from the A&S Teaching & Learning team to realize their course design project. Completed projects will provide inspiration and models for other faculty through various means of showcasing their work to the broader Arts & Science community.

The A&S Teaching & Learning Fellowship (TFL) is a one-year commitment. Up to five fellowships will be awarded each year. Each fellow can receive a 0.5 course release the year of their fellowship. In addition, they will receive $5,000 to buy equipment, support the hiring of an RA, or engage in professional development opportunities to support their project work.

Each fellowship will be expected to produce an in-person, online, or hybrid course available to A&S students. The course can be a re-design of a course or a newly proposed course. In the case of the latter, governance procedures must be followed. The course must be intended for offer in the relevant format for a minimum of three years, starting in the academic year after the fellowship has ended.

The Teaching & Learning team will support the efforts of the fellows in designing their course. Faculty liaisons, pedagogical support and education & collaborative technology specialists will be available to fellows throughout the year of their fellowship to provide one-on-one support in all aspects of course design and delivery, including the technical aspects of Quercus and module design.

Fellowships will commence July 1 of the year they are awarded. The fellowship will conclude with a learning network event/showcase and lunch, which will also mark the beginning of the new fellowship cohort. By bringing the cohorts together, we will foster a community of instructors invested teaching excellence.


  1. Candidates must hold a continuing appointment in the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George campus), of at least the duration of the Fellowship requirements (3 years). Courses developed through the Teaching & Learning Fellowship are intended to benefit and serve the goals of academic units and must be approved by the Chair or Academic Director as part of the application process. Fellowship funding includes a 0.5 FCE course release funded by the Faculty; the unit leader must sign off on the proposed course release.


End of February


Alexandra Logue, Assistant Director, Teaching & Learning Initiatives, Arts & Science