The LTC Studio space is intended to be a laboratory for faculty to experiment with innovative teaching practices.  Faculty who choose to teach in this space pledge to become part of a community of practice that supports and cultivates their goals in teaching and student learning.  Each semester a small cohort of faculty will be selected via an application process described below to be part of this cohort and participate in one of the tracks.


The following tracks are proposed for the Spring 2016 semester (additional tracks can be developed per faculty demand):

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • Technology Innovation
  • Teaching Mentors

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

This track is intended for faculty members who are interested in research and publishing related to teaching and student learning.  The faculty members in this track will work together to design and implement research projects focusing on innovations in teaching and student learning.

Technology Innovation

This track is intended for faculty members who want to experiment with and incorporate innovative technologies into the classroom.  Those faculty members in this track will work with one another and the LTC to select, utilize, and evaluate assorted technologies in their classroom.

Teaching Mentors

This track is intended for faculty members who want to pursue innovative practices in the classroom but are unsure where to start and how to use a space like the Studio to enhance their teaching.  Faculty members will be paired with a teaching mentor who will work one-on-one with the faculty mentee during the semester to be intentional in his/her teaching and maximize the time and experience of teaching in the Studio.  This relationship may include assistance in course design, backward mapping, innovative pedagogies, and in-class teaching observation and feedback.  Faculty members in this track will also work with one another to support each other as they pursue classroom innovation.  This support is formative in nature to ensure opportunities for innovation.


Faculty who elect to become LTC Studio Fellows agree to:

  • Attend and actively participate in cohort sessions (two to three per semester) and smaller group meetings with those faculty members in their track
  • Share and discuss their experiences teaching, both with their cohort and with their colleagues across the university
  • Try new methods of teaching and be willing to stumble in and learn from those pursuits
  • Help and support one another in their efforts
  • Complete a questionnaire before and after participating in the program


Faculty members who complete the LTC Studio Fellows program will receive:

  • An LTC Studio Fellow for Teaching Innovation designation
  • Support to attend a teaching and learning conference or materials for their efforts (e.g. teaching & learning books, classroom materials, etc.)
  • Consultation and support services from the Learning Teaching Center

Application Process and Timeline

Faculty members (any faculty member, including full-time, part-time, tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track) who wish to participate in this program should complete and submit the application.  The rolling application process will continue until there are no more class schedule openings. Those individuals selected for the program will be notified as soon as they have been reviewed and selected. Apply early in order to ensure your preferred time slot can be accommodated!

If you are interested in the program for a future semester please contact Michelle Pautz at


Michelle Pautz