Each academic year OIT selects a member or members of the UTK faculty to serve as an OIT Faculty Fellow. The OIT Faculty Fellow Program assists in advancing exemplary teaching and enriching the experience of students by implementing projects that enhance their department’s use of instructional technologies. Faculty Fellows also promote the services available through OIT. It’s an exciting opportunity for faculty to collaborate with OIT in service to the UT Community.
Fellows devote approximately ten hours per week working with OIT during the fall and spring semesters and meet periodically with appropriate staff to exchange ideas. In addition to a general orientation to how OIT’s programs and services are managed, the Fellow has an opportunity to customize his or her term based on expertise and area(s) of interest, i.e. instructional design for online learning, development of media-enhanced instructional materials, research on a discipline specific use of technology, etc.
NOTE: Faculty Fellow(s) receive one course release in both fall and spring semester (or a combination of course release and research/travel funds equivalent to a course release) and will serve as a Fellow for one academic year (ten hours per week from August until April).