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2016 Applications will be available February 2016

The Technology Fellows program was built to encourage and foster student achievement through the use of technology engaged learning with faculty and staff at UAA. While the central purpose of the Technology Fellows program is on course redesign, each year we select a specific focus to encourage faculty to continually build and expand new skills, interests and abilities. 

The 2015 Tech Fellows co-hort will focus on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are materials that once created remain in the public domain to be freely used without cost or restrictions. When used in education, OER materials can significantly reduce both the cost of education and amount of work required when designing a course.

Since 2005 ten Fellows are accepted annually to participate in the two-year program. Fellows selected are expected to integrate technology to support teaching and learning at UAA, serve as mentors and to participate in the ongoing Tech Fellows community of support. 

Commitment

  • Year 1: 
    • Participate in a week-long faculty intensive held in Anchorage during May 
    • 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

Eligibility

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

Benefits

  • 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 Compensation:

  • $ 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)
  • **Comparable staff compensation available, slightly different terms for full-time exempt or non-exempt staff
 

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

 
 

Jessie Nixon's Journey: 2012 Tech Fellow

 

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