What is ELEVATE?

The E-Learning for Equity, InnoVation, and Teaching Effectiveness (ELEVATE) Fellows Program is a year-long program designed to support the creation of new, innovative e-learning environments and guide the transformation of face-to-face courses into hybrid courses, based on learner-centered, evidence-based online teaching practices, with a particular focus on underserved students.

Who can apply?

The ELEVATE Fellows program is open to all Academic Senate faculty members and instructors.

Application Information

ELEVATE Applications for the 2018-2019 cohort open Monday, October 1, 2018.  Applications will close on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5 pm. Please follow the ELEVATE application guidelines.

Please note: Applicants will need a Letter of Support from their Department Chair and a Letter of Approval from their Management Services Officer (MSO) or financial officer.  A template for the Chair's Letter of Support can be found here: Chair’s Letter of Support Template, and a template for the Management Services Officer’s Letter of Approval can be found here: MSO’s Letter of Approval Template.

What are the benefits of being an ELEVATE Fellow?

  • Intensive professional development in learner-centered and digital pedagogies, instructional strategies, and reflective practice on teaching for equity and inclusivity
  • Individualized support from CEE and ATS
  • Funding to support each Fellow’s hybrid course redesign

What does an ELEVATE Fellow do?

  • Redesign your course and receive individualized feedback from CEE and ATS consultants 
  • Collaborate with colleagues in an eight-part workshop series (workshops held during Winter & Spring 2019)
  • Teach the redesigned course, starting in Fall 2019
  • Share your project with the campus community (e.g., CEE’s 2019 SoTL Conference)