The Faculty Associate Program

In this program, faculty associates are recognized and compensated for supporting their colleagues in their teaching. The application period for 2024-25 Faculty Associates is now closed.

Program Description

The CTL Faculty Associate Program, initiated in 2017, is designed to enhance excellence in teaching by:

  • Providing opportunities for faculty-to-faculty networks for teaching and learning
  • Expanding the availability of individual teaching consultations tailored to specific needs
  • Increasing the institutional capacity for developing faculty leadership and skills in the peer consultation process

Who can apply

The Faculty Associate Program is open to any UVM faculty member with a full-time appointment. We’ve encouraged applications from faculty at all ranks in any discipline. We value the diversity of instructional settings on our campus as well as the diversity of lived experiences among our colleagues.

For 2024-25, we’ve invited applications from colleagues who are interested in contributing to programming and consultations regarding the following themes:

  • Inclusive and/or equity-minded teaching, including support for multilingual learners
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)
  • Affinity group programming and/or support for diverse instructors
  • Brightspace and student engagement
  • Propose-your-own (if you see a pedagogical need that the CTL could consider addressing and have ideas for how to do so)

Selection, Compensation, and Expectations

  • Faculty associates are selected based on their interests in relation to CTL priorities, and experience with peer consulting and teaching.
  • In 2023-24, faculty associates earned $77/hour (taxable pay); the 24-25 rate will be similar but adjusted in light of contract negotiations. Consultations and programming occur during the semester and the remaining on-contract weeks in January, May, and August.
  • Faculty associates work up to 30 hours over the course of the year, are asked to make a one-year commitment, and need to coordinate with their department chairs for workload planning.