Program Focus & Goals

Since 2005, Academic Innovations & eLearning has hosted the annual Technology Fellows program. 

The Technology Fellows program encourages its fellows to support teaching and learning by integrating appropriate technologies, create student learning communities and become part of an active Tech Fellow learning communtity by serving as mentors to colleagues across the institution following these basic guidelines:

    •    Foster the effective use of technology to meet learning outcomes.
    •    Develop engaging, technology-based learning communities.
    •    Encourage self-supporting, innovative instructional leaders & mentors

Chosen Fellows engage in a 2-year fellowship. Year one includes training and guidance modeled around the iTeach Curriculum, direct support from an AI&e Instructional Designer and a previous Tech Fellow mentor. The second year the fellow becomes a mentor to an incoming participant.

Technology Fellow Application Information

The application for 2015 Technology Fellows will be available here beginning February 2015.


2014 UAA Technology Fellows

Bree Kessler, UAA Health Sciences/CCEL
Michelle Waclawski, Communications, Kachemak Bay Campus
Brie Jontry, English, PWSCC
Thomas McRoberts, UAA School of Social Work
Elizabeth Ballou, Social Science, PWSCC
Ian Grant, Alaska Small Business Development Center
Don Bickley, PWSCC Biology
Angela Andersen, UAA English
Catherine Knott, Liberal Arts, Kachemak Bay Campus
D’Arcy Hutchings, UAA/APU Consortium Library

The 2014 Focus is on student-centered course design strategies, and an added benefit of support in ePortfolio development.

Tech Fellows Blog on UAA Commons


Tech Fellows Program Specifics

The Tech Fellows is a two-year program, with the second year dedicated to mentoring the new cohort of Tech Fellows.


  • Year 1: 
    • Participate in a week-long faculty intensive held in Anchorage during May (2 online meetings, 3 full-day workshops)
    • Required Monthly Check-In Meetings, (through the academic calendar year)
    • Attend regular meetings with your Tech Fellow mentor 
  • Year 2: 
    • Attend regular meetings with your chosen Tech Fellow mentee
    • Host one learning event through Academic Innovations & eLearning
    • Actively participate in online community space


  • Open to all Faculty, regardless of rank, and Instructional Support Staff
  • Rural campus applicants are encouraged, and some travel assistance is available


  • Support of community of learners in developing, teaching, and assessing your course
  • Support from our Design Team in course design and delivery
  • At least one improved course, and the skills to create more
  • Networking with peers throughout UAA
  • ePortfolio Development Support
Faculty Stipend
  • $ 500 at the end of week-long intensive, or $500 towards a technology research tool
  • $ 500 end of Year 1
  • $ 500 to your Department for Technology beginning of Year 2
  • $ 250 end of Year 2 to individual
  • Optional funding of further professional development opportunities through our national affiliates such as Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

Jessie Nixon's Journey: 2012 Tech Fellow


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