Teaching and Learning Innovation Fellowships

The Innovation Hub supports two primary faculty and staff fellowships, each with its own expectations, duration, and compensation: Innovation Fellows, and Butler-Purdue Fellows.

Important Information About Both Fellowship Types

  • All faculty and staff engaged in teaching and learning on the West Lafayette campus are eligible to apply.
  • Fellowship proposal due date: April 7, 5 pm (EST)

Innovation Fellows

  • fellowship duration: 12 months
  • compensation: up to 10% AY for faculty; up to 10% time buy-out plus access to up to $2,000 professional development funds for staff

Innovation Fellows are faculty and staff experts who bring their experiences in teaching and learning to the university community, with the goal of helping others understand their area of expertise and apply best practices in their own work. Innovation Fellows hold specific expertise about some element of the teaching and learning enterprise; examples include:

  • assessment (ex: designing scalable assessments, especially for challenging constructs like critical thinking)
  • inclusive pedagogy (ex: incorporating diverse perspectives or building inclusive learning spaces)
  • pedagogies of engagement (ex: student-centered approaches that promote engagement, such as active learning)
  • SOTL design (ex: designing appropriate, publishable studies to evaluate educational effectiveness)
  • classroom-level technologies (ex: clickers and other student response systems)
  • enterprise-level technologies (ex: Brightspace implementation or Gradescope)

Fellows will apply their expertise as consultants on Innovation Hub Grant-funded projects to maximize each project’s potential for success, and ensure its alignment with Innovation Hub goals and priorities.

Fellows will also complete a Fellow project that builds the knowledge base about how to apply their expertise in practical terms, accessible by non-experts, in support of educational innovation within the Purdue residential context. The project deliverable is an object (document, video, flowchart, etc.) that provides non-experts a framework for thinking about the Fellow’s area of expertise and expresses a set of best practices within that area of expertise.