Leadership in Teaching & Learning Fellowship

McMaster’s Deans and Associate Vice-Presidents have indicated the need for faculty champions who are leaders and mentors to their peers for continued improvement in teaching and learning and enhancement of the student learning experience.

Part of MacPherson Institute’s core business is to engage faculty in scholarly exploration, innovation, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of teaching and learning practices. One concrete way to achieve this goal is through MacPherson Institute’s new 2-year Fellowship program – Leadership in Teaching & Learning.

The Fellowship program is grounded in the evidence-based philosophy that faculty involvement is key to leading change that enhances students’ learning experiences in higher education.
Leading change in teaching and learning, a contextual and complex process at its core is fostered through collegial efforts and implementation of new ideas and innovations within courses and programs.

MacPherson Institute’s Leadership in Teaching & Learning Fellowship program is comprised of two complementary streams: Evaluating Course Impact and Implementing Program Change.


  • Fellows will be awarded $15,000 per 2-year Fellowship
  • Support: Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria: degree to which project meets program stream goals & description; degree of proposed project impact; level of project connection to institutional priorities; degree of student development and engagement; feasibility of project proposal.

Announcing Our New Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellows

We are pleased to share the exciting news that we will be welcoming 6 new faculty members into the Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellowship Program this year. This Fellowship is a reflection and demonstration of leadership, innovative practice, and distinctive commitment to enhancing the improvement of teaching and learning at McMaster University.