Teaching Fellows Program


The Teaching Fellows Program enhances teaching quality and innovation at Western by bringing together a cohort of outstanding faculty members to provide educational leadership in their respective Faculties and the wider campus community. Each of the Fellows develops, implements, and assesses the impact of a unique teaching innovation. They also support educational excellence within their own Faculties by mentoring colleagues, coordinating workshops, facilitating learning communities, and/or providing other instructional development opportunities.

To achieve these outcomes, the Fellows receive a three-year secondment, funding to conduct their teaching innovations, and support from educational developers in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. One Teaching Fellow is appointed in each Faculty, engaging in these forms of educational leadership for a three-year term. Teaching innovation projects have been in the areas of experiential learning, technology-enabled learning, curriculum innovation, international education, global learning, and interdisciplinary learning.


By the end of the three-year term, Fellows will have:

  • developed and implemented a teaching innovation to advance student learning
  • designed and conducted publishable research on the impact of their innovation
  • provided instructional development opportunities to support educational excellence within their own Faculties.

Program Information


Teaching Fellows are educational leaders who are committed to excellence in university teaching and are interested in the development of transformative teaching/learning practices and initiatives.

Prerequisites / Recommended Preparation

Please see the most recent Call for Proposals for the requirements of the program.

Completion Requirements

The program involves a three-year secondment of 20% to 40% of the Fellows’ workload to complete the three components of the program.


For more information about the program, please see: