Faculty Fellows

Program Overview

Bates’s Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning (CITL) is offers Faculty Fellowships twice a year. The Faculty Fellow Program is designed to offer a successful applicant the opportunity to serve in a leadership role in expanding campus capacity for inclusive and evidence-based pedagogical practices. We are fortunate to have a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support the first two years of this program. 

The Faculty Fellows Program advances CITL’s mission of promoting and supporting excellence in teaching and scholarship at Bates College. In doing so, the program recognizes and leverages faculty expertise to lead in the sharing of knowledge, experience, and creativity.

The success of Bates depends on creating a campus culture which fosters belonging, growth, equity, and justice. A big part of this is our commitment to uncovering inequities in student success, identifying effective educational practices, and building teaching and learning practices for sustained institutional change.

Lindsey Hamilton, CITL Director

CITL Faculty Fellows Roles and Responsibilities

The Faculty Fellows will work with the Director of CITL to bridge centralized faculty support efforts and college teaching, while increasing their educational leadership skills and delivering program initiatives that pave the way for teaching excellence at Bates. 

Using the structure and support provided by the CITL, Fellows will complete the following:

  • Inclusive teaching action plan: In the first appointed semester, Fellows will identify an area of focus related to a teaching need in the institution/division/department/program and create a well-defined action plan pairing the identified focus and needs with CITL initiatives. Implement and evaluate the plan in the second appointed semester and showcase their action plan and learning in the academic year in an informal showcase. 
  • Leadership: Fellows will serve as a mentor/support for other faculty around their chosen topic, create a faculty workshop on their topic or lead a community of practice on their topic, and create a deliverable (article, white paper, learning module, handout/worksheet, etc) for future faculty use. Fellows will participate, as much as possible, in the broader workings of the CITL. Fellows will participate in new faculty orientation in August during their appointment and serve as a liaison between their division and department/program and the CITL and CITL program partners.
  • Professional development: Fellows will participate in ongoing professional development via a CITL Fellows Learning Community and have the opportunity to attend and/or present at a teaching and learning oriented-conference as a Fellows cohort. 

Application Process and Selection


  • Bates College Faculty (all titles and all disciplines encouraged to apply) 
  • Has taught at Bates College for 4+ consecutive years
  • Desire to learn about and support colleagues in implementing inclusive teaching practices

Appointment Dates: The term of the appointment will be two consecutive full semesters (Fall and Winter or Winter and Fall) (note: the appointment does not include Summer).

Time Commitment and Benefits: We expect the CITL Fellow position to involve 7-10 hours/week, with the first semester identifying an area of focus and creating an action plan and with the second semester implementing and evaluating that action plan and showcasing this work. Faculty Fellows will receive one course release each semester of appointment. Opportunities exist to attend and/or present at a teaching and learning-oriented conference. There is also a modest budget for action plan resources. 

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Following review of the application, applicants should anticipate being invited to meet briefly with CITL Director, Lindsey Hamilton, to discuss their proposal. 

Submit the Following:

  • CV
  • A list of courses taught at Bates College
  • Brief responses to the following application questions (250 words or less/question):
    • What teaching topic(s) are you passionate about that you want to devote a year to exploring more deeply through this fellowship? 
      • Example topics may include (but are not limited to): Developing and implementing strategies to foster a classroom climate to help support students, including those from minoritized groups, to feel welcome, challenged, and valued in the classroom; Developing guidance on enabling inclusive group work for both educators and learners; Implementing and analyzing efficacy of alternative forms of assessment (i.e., ungrading, contract grading, labor-based grading, growth-based grading, etc); Applying a transparency framework for adding structure and demystifying assignments; Developing and implementing strategies to counter resistance to departmental or divisional changes that improve equity and diversify the representation of voices in their disciplines
    • How is this topic relevant to departmental, divisional, or institutional priorities? For example, your department may be looking to enhance a particular pedagogy or to expand something from your Foundational Dialogues.  
    • What motivates you to undertake this fellowship? What will the impact of this leadership experience be on your own professional development? 
    • What is an example of one of the ways your teaching enhances student engagement, inclusion, and equity?

Selection Process: CITL will review all applications and make final decisions, in conversation with the AAC, on a rolling basis. 

Factors Considered in the Review and Selection Process:

  • Potential impact to the department/division/institution
  • Potential contribution to CITL’s mission and institutional priorities
  • Distribution across the academic divisions
  • Degree to which the topic of interest could not be explored deeply without the resources and compensation provided by participation as a Faculty Fellow