Teaching workshop for early-career faculty at small liberal arts colleges

The Nielsen Center Teaching Workshop for Early-Career Faculty creates a sustained faculty learning community over successive workshop weekends. Workshop Fellows reflect on their vocation, context, and teaching practices and develop teaching strategies that nurture transformative student learning.

In a spirit of adventurous exploration, Workshop Fellows build their capacity to understand and articulate the goals of a liberal arts education, cultivating self-awareness, self-expression, and personal growth

Accommodations and travel is paid. Workshop Fellows also receive a $200 honorarium for each of the three weekends of the workshop.

Workshop Dates
Apply to join one of these two workshop cohorts:

  • Cohort 1:
    January 26-29, 2023;
    May 4-7, 2023;
    November 9-12, 2023
  • Cohort 2:
    February 2-5, 2023;
    June 8-11, 2023;
    November 30–Dec 3, 2023

Workshop Fellows must commit to attending the full program of all three of their cohort’s gatherings. Each workshop begins on Thursday at 8 a.m. and concludes with lunch on Sunday. Read our Statement on Full Participation.

Applications are due September 30, 2022. How to apply

Workshop dates

Workshop cohorts gather for three successive meetings in the calendar year: January, May, and November. How to apply

Impact and outcomes

  • Personal and professional enhancement and support;
  • Deeper and broader knowledge of interdisciplinary liberal arts pedagogies;
  • Sustained engagement with diverse academic and personal perspectives.

Over the course of three intensive workshop weekends together, workshop fellows will explore and connect:

  • their intentions and identity as teachers;
  • to their classroom teaching practices, course goals, and the design of students’ learning experience;
  • to the ideals and processes of a liberal arts education;
  • in their specific teaching contexts.

Read more about the curriculum of Nielsen Center workshops for early career faculty.

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Faculty in their first few years of teaching in full-time continuing positions at any small liberal arts college in the United States, in any academic field.


Workshop Fellows receive full accommodation and travel expenses for the three workshop weekends, as well as an honorarium of $600. Workshop Fellows are eligible for an additional summer stipend for projects supporting innovative liberal arts teaching.