Mosaic Faculty Fellows program

Building a community of faculty is a key part of Mosaic. Learn how the faculty fellows program supports our mission.

What is the Mosaic Faculty Fellows program?

The Mosaic Faculty Fellows program provides an opportunity, over the course of a full academic year, for faculty to engage in active learning practices in their own teaching and with other Mosaic Fellows, as well as contribute towards the development of learning spaces across Indiana University.

The program has four goals:

  • Prepare faculty members to teach in active learning classrooms by exploring a variety of instructional strategies and technologies
  • Build a community of faculty members who collaborate to advance their own teaching and to mentor other colleagues exploring and refining their pedagogical approaches
  • Promote evidence-based teaching by encouraging instructors to study the impacts of new spaces and instructional approaches on student learning
  • Create faculty leaders who work together and with other stakeholders to guide the development of new learning spaces across the university

Program benefits

In support of their work, Mosaic Faculty Fellows will receive:

  • A $1,000 stipend paid into a research account for conference travel, research support, and other fellowship-related needs
  • Priority scheduling in a Mosaic classroom for teaching a course during their fellowship
  • Personalized support from staff from the campus teaching centers, Classroom Technology Services, UITS Learning Spaces, and other units as needed
  • Access to colleagues exploring similar instructional approaches and/or research projects who are also teaching in Mosaic classrooms

Program responsibilities

Each Mosaic Faculty Fellow will be required to:

  • Fully participate in the Mosaic Institute, a one-day program focused on exploring active learning strategies in a Mosaic classroom
  • Meet regularly with other Mosaic Fellows to collaborate/provide feedback on teaching, research projects, and recommendations for classroom design
  • Assess student learning to determine the impact of active learning approaches applied in the Mosaic classroom
  • Allow data collection as part of larger university-sponsored studies
  • Assist with the dissemination of best practices for teaching in Mosaic classrooms

Application criteria

Faculty interested in applying to the program must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a full-time faculty member (tenure or non-tenure track)
  • Be able to participate in the entire one-day Mosaic Institute
  • Be able to participate in scheduled meetings and associated events throughout the duration of the program
  • Be able to teach a face-to-face course in a Mosaic classroom

For more information

To learn more about the Mosaic Faculty Fellows program, please contact:

Tracey Birdwell, Ph.D.
Principal Instructional Technology Consultant
Indiana University