Technology Fellows


Application Period Open: Technology Fellows 2017

The Technology Fellows 2017 Application and Request for Proposal period is now open. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2017.

Please review the application requirements and process below, or access this Accessible and Print Version of Tech Fellows ApplicationIf you need additional information or assistance please contact Lara Madden,

2016 UAA Technology Fellows

Congratulations to our 2016 UAA Technology Fellows. The 2016 Fellows will participate in Making Learning Visible (MLV), a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research project, and use eWolf as their publication platform, as well as, design and/or redesign an online course using the AI&e Course Design & Development training. 

  • Deborah Mole, Professor Library Science
  • Sharon Emmerichs, Assistant Professor, Department of English, CAS
  • Marsha Olson, Instructor of Communication, Journalism & Public Communication, CAS
  • Nathaniel Hicks, Assistant Professor of Physics, Physics & Astronomy, CAS
  • Rachael Hannah, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences, CAS
  • Christine Michel, Baccalaureate Program Chair, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Kendra Sticka, Assistant Professor Dietetics & Nutrition, SoAH, COH
  • Marianne Murray, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Deb Periman, Professor, Justice Center, COH
Academic Innovations & eLearning and the Technology Fellows community welcomes the new cohort and are excited to work with each of you as the year progresses. 

The Program

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 2016 Tech Fellows cohort will focus on Making Learning Visible. This program has long been a part of the teaching and learning professional development at UAA through CAFE programming. This group will have the opportunity to delve into the MLV program goals, create an investigative plan with the goal of documenting and publishing your findings through the eWolf ePortfolio system.

CAFE’s Making Learning Visible (MLV) program is UAA’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) initiative. The program gives faculty an opportunity to not only improve their expertise in the field, but to develop pedagogical expertise, too.  It is designed to help faculty assess the efficacy of classroom strategies, document the effectiveness of their teaching, share effective strategies with peers, and demonstrate exemplary teaching in professional contexts such as the promotion and tenure portfolio. 

How to Apply

Are you interested in becoming a Tech Fellow? If so, view the eligibility requirements, the benefits, and the compensation sections:

  • Eligibility
    • Open to all tenured track and term faculty

    • Rural campus applicants are welcome, though we do not anticipate having a travel budget available this year 

    • Must be willing to implement course design strategies in an online course environment

    • Must be willing to formulate and carry out a Making Learning Visible (MLV) SoTL project analyzing an evidence-based learning intervention or strategy

    • Participant must attend all required training intensives and workshops as listed in the training calendar

  • 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
  • Compensation
    • $1000 upon final submission and publication of MLV project
    • Up to four (4) passes to use for OLC Excellence in Online Learning Workshops
    • $250 to Fellows actively serving as mentors at the end of year two

Commitment & Community

Fellows are expected to participate in a  2-year program, and continue to participate in the Tech Fellows Community as long as they are at UA.

  • Year 1
    • Attend Tech Fellows Course Design Training Intensive, (May)
    • Read assigned Making Learning Visible materials, previous to fall kickoff
    • Attend Fall 2016 MLV kickoff Intensive Training (August)
    • Fall/Spring required meetings, 2 per term, tentatively Fridays 8:30am-10:30am
    • Host/facilitate one learning event or workshop for your peers
  • Year 2
    • Required meetings, 2 per term
    • Host/facilitate one learning event or workshop for your peers
    • Fall/Spring Submit project findings/course design via eWolf ePortfolio
    • Contribute to physical and online community space
  • Community

    Visit the online communities to see what the Technology Fellows have been up to.

    Click to visit the Tech Fellows Blog on UAA Commons


APPLY HERE: Applications will be available here in February 2017


2015 UAA Technology Fellows

  • Naomi Everett, UAA Culinary Arts
  • Angela Craft, UAA Medical Laboratory Science
  • Rhonda Johnson, UAA Health Sciences
  • Ammie Tremblay, UAA School of Nursing
  • Donna Aguiniga, UAA School of Social Work
  • Toby Long, Chemistry, Kenai Peninsula Campus
  • Lorelei Sterling, UAA/APU Consortium Library
  • Travis Hedwig, UAA Health Sciences
  • Heather Nice, UAA School of Nursing
  • Philippe Amastislavski, UAA Dept of Health Sciences
  • Veronica Howard, UAA Psychology

The 2015 Focus is on use of and/or creation of Open Educational Resources in course design strategies, and an added benefit of support in eWolf ePortfolio development.

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