Innovative Digital Pedagogy Fellowship Award

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation is pleased to announce its third Innovative Digital Pedagogy Fellowship Award call for applications. Awarded faculty working within the area(s) of digital pedagogy, digital literacies, and digital scholarship will be awarded $1,000 in Spring 2015 with an additional $1,000 the following academic year to support their professional work. This fellowship award is open to all UMW teaching faculty.

This prestigious award recognizes faculty who enact digital literacies and teaching excellence through the use of digital tools, digital pedagogy, and digital scholarship.

SAVE THE DATE: Faculty will be publicly recognized at the Teaching Excellence and Digital Scholarship Celebration and Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the ITCC Convergence Center from 4:00-6:00pm. Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award winners will also be recognized.

To be considered for this fellowship award interested faculty will need to submit a narrative and digital evidence by April 30, 2015 (11:55pm) via CTE&I website ( for consideration. Past awardees are also listed on the website and feel free to contact past awardees to talk about their work with digital literacies and the application process. Also feel free to contact Mary Kayler ( for additional questions or clarification.

Innovative Digital Pedagogy Fellowship – Award Criteria

Digital scholarship takes a broader view of teaching, research and service. Faculty who demonstrate teaching excellence through a variety of digital literacies are particularly encouraged to apply.

Digital literacies examples:

  • Integration of digital tools
  • Enactment of digital pedagogy
  • Engagement in digital scholarship or open scholarship
  • Developed domain that makes visible the values and professional work of a faculty member and values of a faculty member with those of the discipline, department, institution. Faculty who have not participated in the Domain of One’s Own Faculty Initiative are encouraged to apply.
  • Digital presence through the use of digital elements and reflective narrative that explicitly addresses the integration of values within the classroom and/or beyond the local environment.

Fellowship Award criteria:

Faculty narrative should addresses one or more of the criteria and includes evidence for support:

  • Teaching Statement.
  • Overarching theme of domain is evident and integrated.
  • Reflective narrative that is iterative in nature and makes explicit connections between teaching statement and digital pedagogy and scholarship.
  • Evidence of use with a variety of digital tools.
  • Evidence of digital pedagogy in action (curricular, projects, processes, etc.) to promote and support effective and innovative teaching practices for student learning.
  • Evidence of the ways in which digital pedagogy and tools contributes to the learning environment to support student engagement.
  • Evidence of disciplinary voice and engagement through digital means (online – blogs, social media, links, etc.).