The following programs offered by TLTC and other campus units are available to support faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduate students in transforming teaching and learning:

Programs for Faculty

  • TLTC Logo Elevate Fellows Course Redesign Program: Elevate Fellows’ mission is to improve student learning outcomes and increase outcome equity. Through backward course design, fellows apply research to create student-centered, active teaching and learning environments. Follow this link for more details and to apply. 
    => Offered by TLTC

  • TLTC LogoLaunch Program: This program provides faculty with a cohesive but customizable series of professional development activities to help them advance their teaching, collect evidence of their effectiveness, and leverage innovative, evidence-based approaches in their classrooms.  Faculty who satisfy all ten of the Launch Program activities will receive a certificate of completion from the Office of the Provost.
    => Offered by TLTC

  • TLTC LogoFaculty Learning Community (FLC) Fellows: FLC Fellows are trained on facilitating effective community meetings and then take the lead in organizing the group’s activities and discussions throughout a semester.

  • TLTC Logo Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs): The TLTC in partnership with DIT, the libraries and other units on campus has supported UMD faculty in creating 19 Coursera MOOCs including three specializations in mobile programming with Android, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship. These courses are engaging faculty in the creative use of technology, not only to scale up student learning, but also to analyze teaching methods and resulting learning outcomes to improve course materials and pedagogy. If you are interested in creating a MOOC, more information is available here
    => Offered by TLTC

  • TLTC Logo Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows: The Office of Undergraduate Studies sponsors an opportunity for a small cohort of faculty to participate in a faculty learning community addressing an important issue relevant to undergraduate student education. Learn more information and apply here.
    => Offered by TLTC and Undergraduate Studies

  • Moving Maryland Forward 2016: The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) invites applications for Moving Maryland Forward (MMF) grants of up to $15,000 per awardee. Proposals must address the goals of the Strategic Plan for Diversity. Grants should support new pilot projects with potential to have a lasting impact beyond the term of the award. Applications must be submitted via the ODI website. The application template will appear (and applications will be accepted) beginning on Monday, February 16, 2016.
    =>Offered by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

  • Fearless Ideas: The Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AIE) seeks proposals for new or revised experiential “Fearless Ideas” courses related to innovation or entrepreneurship that will provide students with the skills and mindset to develop and/or launch their fearless ideas. Learn more and apply here.
    => Offered by Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Global Classrooms Initiative: The Office of International Affair's (OIA) Global Classrooms Initiative provides financial support to faculty to develop innovative, project-based courses that bring UMD students together with students from partner universities around the world using various digital technologies. Find more information and apply here.
    => Offered by Office of International Affairs

  • Stamp Service-Learning Faculty Fellows: This fellowship is offered by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life to provide support for faculty members who are interested in creating a new service-learning course or integrating a new, significant service-learning component into an existing course. Follow this link for more information and to apply.
    => Offered by STAMP

  • Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) Initiative: The USM’s Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) in collaboration with the USM Student Council’s (USMSC) provide interested faculty with opportunities to explore the feasibility of adopting open-source materials for use in their courses. As part of the project, Lumen Learning ( provides individualized support to participating faculty throughout the term. Find more details here.
    => Offered by University System of Maryland

Programs for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • TLTC Logo University Teaching & Learning Program (UTLP): The TLTC in collaboration with The Graduate School offers this professional development program on teaching and learning in higher education for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Aligning with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) goals, the UTLP provides formal training at three levels: Associate; Practitioner; and Scholar. Follow this link for more information.
    => Offered by TLTC & Grad School

Programs for Graduate Students

  • TLTC Logo Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program: The TLTC and Graduate School offer this year-long fellowship for advanced graduate students to develop and sustain a cross-disciplinary learning community in preparation for future faculty positions. The program provides an opportunity for graduate student teachers to share their insights into enhancing teaching and learning at the University of Maryland, develop a teaching project, and conduct research. For more details and to apply, visit this page.
    => Offered by TLTC & Grad School

  • CIRTL International Teaching Community
    The International Teaching Community is an online learning community within the CIRTL (Center for Integration of Teaching, Learning and Research) network. The goal of this community is to support and improve the instructional skills of international TAs and future faculty who anticipate teaching in higher education either in the American system or in a system other than their home culture. Visit for more information.
    => Offered by Grad School

  • TLTC Logo TLTC 798 - University Teaching & Learning
    Whether you are highly experienced as an instructor or just getting started, this course will offer valuable training and support. It's an opportunity to learn about essential pedagogical theories and evidence-based practices for your classroom.  Learn more about TLTC 798 here.  FYI: The course counts towards UTLP requirements for program participants.
    => Offered by TLTC 

Programs for Undergraduate Students

  • TLTC Logo Academic Peer Mentoring Program (AMP): The Academic Peer Mentoring Program (AMP) trains select undergraduates to advance the learning outcomes of their fellow students through coursework and hands-on experience. Click for more details and to apply
    => Offered by TLTC

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Program: The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Program is provided by the College of Education and serves students across campus. Selected students work with a faculty mentor and provide TA services while they learn about teaching. Click here for more information.
    => Offered by College of Education


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