Active Learning Fellows

The Active Learning Fellowship for 2014 was announced on March 19. The first class of Fellows shared their experiences and results of their research with the CWRU community at a day-long event, "Flipping without flopping: active learning at CWRU" on March 18.

  • A panelist of the 2013 class of Fellows and several of their students share their impressions of the newly remodeled classrooms and the changes to teaching and learning experienced as a result of active learning.
  • Small group collaborations sharing their design of the "Perfect Learning Space".
  • The Mission Statement of one group when asked to define the purpose of an active learning classroom.

A second class of Fellows will be selected in late spring and will meet in July to discuss active learning pedagogies and new technologies to support and enhance learning. This second class of Fellows will be redesigning an existing course or developing a new course utilizing techniques and tools they acquire during the summer meetings.

Fellowship Details

Workshop dates: July 14-18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (attendance required at all sessions)

Expectations: Faculty who are awarded the fellowship are expected to develop or redesign a semester-long course so that it utilizes the active learning pedagogies and integrates these into the course curriculum. Faculty must deliver that course in the 2013-2014 academic year, participate in a learning community, participate in assessment of the course and commit to delivering the course at least one more time in the next two years.

Benefits: Faculty who participate in the fellowship will implement active learning strategies and relevant academic technologies in a course to integrate collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving in a student-centered learning environment. They will receive assistance with the assessment of effectiveness of the techniques used and will receive priority scheduling for use of newly updated and remodeled classroom spaces.

Stipend: A stipend will be created for each faculty member who participates in the active learning fellowship program.

Applicant requirements: Any faculty member with a continuing appointment may apply.

Application due date: Before 5:00 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Application: LINK

More information: For additional information, click here or email

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