FACET Fellows

The FACET Research and Teaching Fellowships programs provide full-time faculty members will opportunities to lead campus-wide initiatives in their respective areas of expertise and help to shape faculty professional development programs throughout TU.

Meet our Inaugural Fellows (Program begins January 2020)

Under the mentorship of Assistant Provost Patricia Westerman and in collaboration with center staff, the first FACET Fellows will offer programming during the spring 2020 term and then collaborate with newly identified fellows during the summer of 2020.

2020–2021 FACET Fellows 

For the 2020-2021 fellowship year, we will add an additional category: emerging technology fellows. These fellows will help their faculty colleagues to learn about and employ technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and the like in their classrooms.

We would like to select one to two faculty members to serve in each of these three categories:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Emerging Technologies

Applications will be available by December 1, 2019.
Applications will be due February 10, 2020.

FACET Fellows will: 

  • develop leadership skills and experience by working with senior academic administrators on campus-wide initiatives 
  • become part of a dynamic faculty community that will meet frequently to develop programming to be shared with the faculty 
  • provide programming and support for faculty in their area of expertise 
  • develop materials that they will use to help your faculty colleagues to enhance their research/scholarship and teaching 
  • identify other faculty who are able and willing to provide support for faculty in their research and teaching 
  • participate in continuous improvement of faculty development processes at TU 

It is expected and hoped that former fellows will consider themselves affiliates of the center and will continue to be engaged in center-based activities and programming.


Please direct questions to Patricia Westerman, Assistant Provost and the Director of the Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at Towson via email,  or call 410-704-6068.