Each year the Mack Center selects a group of fellows to conduct ambitious research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and to participate in our community of SoTL scholars.

Mack Fellows receive $1,000 in initial research funds and $1000 after they complete their project and submit a paper to a scholarly journal.


Mack Fellowships begin in March and end in May of the following year. The dates below are for the 2015-16 cohort, but all Mack Fellows follow these steps. Fellows also have additional opportunities for collaboration in research and publication.

Spring 2015

Successful applications are notified that they are Mack Fellows.

Mid-May 2015: FACET Retreat: SoTL Camp

New fellows meet immediately prior to the FACET retreat with a group of SoTL researchers to discuss their research and offer suggestions for improvement. 

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Fellows work on their projects and remain in contact with one another on their progress.

Mid-May 2015: FACET Retreat

Fellows discuss their completed projects and give a final presentation at the FACET retreat.  They also attend SoTL camp prior to the retreat to offer feedback to the entering class of new Fellows. 

Post FACET Retreat 2015

After the retreat Fellows revise their manuscripts and prepare their article for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. (We encourage fellows to consider our journals, the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, as publication outlets.) At this point, fellows should also be planning additional avenues for dissemination, such as other publications or the implementation of new programs of research. All fellows should be presenting their work on campus—for example, at seminars or workshops organized by their teaching and learning center or their FACET liaison.