CLI Teaching Fellowships

Appointing Teaching Fellows through the CLI

The Community for Learning & Innovation (CLI) focuses on joint innovation activities and improving the quality of education by enhancing the combination of online, blended and on-campus education. The CLI organises projects relating to the professionalisation of lecturers, innovation in online and other education, education research and Students-for-Students projects, in collaboration with the faculties.

The CLI supports these projects by providing faculties with the opportunity to appoint CLI Teaching Fellows. We will be giving a brief explanation of the term ‘Teaching Fellow’ below, as well as how the faculties can nominate candidates for Teaching Fellowships to the CLI.

  • A Teaching Fellow is a member of the academic staff at EUR who has preferably obtained a STQ diploma or who has introduced an educational innovation in another way at course level. Teaching Fellows fulfil a leading role in the field of educational innovation at a given faculty for a period of at least 6 months and no more than 2 years. These Fellows carry out an educational project - with the support of the programme management - focusing directly on enhancement and innovation in education and involving colleagues and students in an inspiring way. The Fellows also participate in the community to ensure exchanges of knowledge among the fellows and at EUR in a general sense.

  • The relevant faculties excuse their Teaching Fellows from their normal duties for one day a week (0.2 FTEs). 50% of this is funded by the CLI and the other 50% by the faculty.

  • When applying for a Teaching Fellowship, candidates will need the following (in no more than 800 words):

    • A specification of the educational innovation or improvement that the Fellow will be working on. This specification makes it clear how the project will enhance educational quality or introduce educational innovations.
    • A specification of how the educational innovation or improvement will be evaluated and examined.
    • Candidates should have a clear idea beforehand of the way in which the relevant faculty will continue the project on completion, provided it is successful of course.
    • The project must be endorsed by the programme management.
    • The project must specify how candidates’ co-lecturers and students will be involved.
    • The project must also be of interest to other faculties.
    • The Fellows’ activities must contribute to development of the network throughout EUR at the CLI, as the relevant Fellows will share their experiences and results.
  • The CLI provides the Teaching Fellows with support in the shape of educational expertise in order to safeguard the educational quality of their innovations. Teaching Fellows can use the creative spaces in the Education Lab on the ground floor of the Polak Building for giving brainstorming and design sessions. They can also use the new studio in the Education Lab and the relevant technical and non-technical support. 

    1. Faculties must submit their applications for a Teaching Fellowship in an e-mail to
    2. Applications for Fellowships that start in 2018 may be submitted until 31 August 2018 at the latest.
    3. These applications will be assessed by a committee comprising Professor Jeroen Jansz (chairman), Dr Gerard Baars (secretary), Professor Guus Smeets and Ms Nadine Nieuwstad (student member of the University Council). The committee members will assign precedence to the proposals and submit this to the CLI steering group, together with a substantiated recommendation. The CLI steering group will decide on the awarding of the Fellowships.
    4. Support for the Fellows’ network will be provided in relation to the CLI theme of professionalisation of lecturers.
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