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Technology Instructional Enhancement

Outreach Credit Programs

Faculty Fellowship

The goal of TIE is to provide leadership, incentives and support for excellence in teaching and learning through the use of innovative technologies. We believe this project to be essential to maintaining quality distance education programs in a competitive environment, and work to encourage and support faculty in technology innovation. The TIE program is a competitive grant program that provides accepted instructors support, software, hardware and a small grant to use technology to improve the teaching and learning experience in distance courses.
The TIE Faculty Fellowship is part of the larger TIE Project.  It is designed to enhance the faculty development and research focus of Outreach Credit Programs, the distance education division of the Outreach School.
Each year, Outreach Credit Programs (OCP) invites fellowship applications from individual faculty who have experience teaching through distance delivery methods, and who have experience or interest in incorporating new technologies into their courses, and conducting research related to areas of emphasis and importance to the TIE Project.
One individual will be chosen annually, and will contribute 25% of their time for the academic year. Outreach will provide:
  • The equivalent of 25% of the faculty member's salary to the home department,
  • Opportunities for collaboration with OCP's instructional support group,
  • An office in Wyoming Hall,
  • Telecommunications access,
  • Travel support, and
  • Appropriate TIE-related technology.
Faculty Fellows are required to contribute to the TIE Project in several ways and should expect to participate in the following:
  • Act as a liaison and promote the TIE Program and Outreach Credit Programs to the greater University community,
  • Participate in the e-Volution conference, which is held in the fall,
  • Make oneself available for consultation with graduate students and faculty members,
  • Attend Distance Learning Guild and eLearn monthly meetings, and
  • Conduct a TIE-related project such as research, grant writing, publication submission, funding proposal, or other academic deliverable.
Other activities could include:
  • Present at a national or regional meeting,
  • Present a LeaRN or ECTL brown bag seminar,
  • Submit a refereed journal article related to the TIE project,
  • Promote awards and other recognition opportunities through Outreach Credit Programs,
  • Offer a seminar on the UW and/or UW/CC campus on a topic related to technology research,
  • Participate in the summer TIE summer faculty development project,
  • Participate in the WYDEC conference.
Applications will be accepted beginning January of each year, and are due by February 24nd.  Notification of the Fellowship award will occur in March. Application information is available here.


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