Faculty Teaching Fellows Program

Faculty Teaching Fellows Program

Faculty Teaching Fellows Program

We are launching a COE Faculty Teaching Fellows Program. The tiers are displayed in the infographic below. Because each tier's activities are based upon the completion of the previous one, it is very important for you to accomplish the lower tier before participating in an advanced one. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the program, please contact engr-ecec@unl.edu or Dr. Tareq Daher


To register please follow: https://engineering.unl.edu/ecec/registration/

Tier 0

GoalsProgram timelineReward
Participants design a course based on RBIS. At the end of the year, participants will be able to
  • Write clear measurable course learning goals;
  • Create assessments (formative/summative) that align with the learning goals;
  • Design, develop, and implement instructional activities that support student's learning;
  • Classify students' and instructor's in-class behaviors;
  • Distinguish between effective and ineffective strategies;
  • Identify and explain their instructional profiles; 

Fall: (13 hrs)

Spring: (10 hrs)

  • Professional development (NETI 1, ExCEED, Teaching Professor)
  • Books: Understanding by Design and ClassroomAssessment Techniques
  • Teaching Excellence Celebration
  • Confirmation letter

Tier 1: Fellow

GoalsProgram timelineReward
Developing a faculty learning community. Activities and topics include:
  • Leading group discussion
  • Teamwork
  • Tech day
  • Innovative assessment techniques/strategies
  • Use of video
  • Reflection
  • Technical writing
  • Student motivation
  • Academic integrity 


  • Review peer course
  • Four group discussions on T&L topics
  • Four observations


  • Presentation for COE faculty
  • Four observations
  • Two group discussions
  • Professional development (NETI 2, ExCEED, Teaching Professor)
  • $1000
  • Teaching Excellence Celebration
  • Certificate 

Tier 2: Scholar

GoalsProgram timelineReward

Complete a SOTL project. 


  • Complete CITI training
  • Design and conduct SOTL study
    • Consider various design options and select from among them
    • Determine the types of data that are needed to answer research question
    • Develop and adhere to study protocols that support the integrity of the study
  • Disseminate SOTL study via publication or conference presentation


  • Regular meetings with LAC, more pre-study than during or post-study
  • Readings/resources related to education research design and analysis
  • Present work to COE faculty


  • Set up SOTL project with LAC and DBER faculty


  • Conduct project
  • Present to COE faculty
  • ASEE Presentation
  • $2000
  • Named Scholar
  • Teaching Excellence Celebration