Each Faculty at the University of Waterloo has one appointed teaching fellow who champions evidence-based, student-centered teaching practices aligned with institution-wide priorities. The scope and operations of each Faculty's teaching fellow(s) vary widely, and some faculties have a teaching fellow within each of its departments, but the six lead teaching fellows meet regularly to share perspectives across Faculties and to develop and support institutional teaching and learning initiatives.
The teaching fellows program was established in response to recommendations from the 2011 task force on “Innovative teaching practices to promote deep learning at the University of Waterloo,” with aims to support a cultural shift at Waterloo and encourage and assist instructors in promoting deeper learning for students.
Each year the lead teaching fellows choose an initiative to champion in all parts of campus, in addition to supporting initiatives within each of their faculties.
Accessible Education (2023-24)
Blended Learning (2021-22)