CELT Faculty in Residence

The Faculty in Residence at the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is a twenty-four-month position that reports to the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. In consultation with the Center’s Advisory Working Group, the faculty lead oversees the creation of a collaborative, welcoming community that supports the Center’s mission of fostering thoughtful, inclusive teaching by providing resources and tools to UMass Lowell’s community of educators. The Faculty in Residence engages faculty to develop their knowledge and skills for effective instruction, and sets a tone for teaching excellence and innovation across disciplines at UMass Lowell.

2022-2024 CELT Faculty-in-Residence 

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is pleased to announce that Marlowe Miller, Professor of English in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, has been named CELT’s inaugural Faculty-in-Residence, effective May 2022.

Long-serving member and former chair of the Faculty Development Committee, Marlowe Miller is known in her own department and beyond for her efforts to create community and for thoughtful reflection on teaching and learning. She has co-edited a special edition of Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning and Academic Writing on “Contemplative Writing Across the Disciplines” and serves on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Assembly for Expanded Practices on Learning, which has its own Journal. 

Miller has worked with faculty from many Massachusetts public institutions of higher education and from area high schools on “Partnerships for Readiness in Math and English,” a successful, federally funded grant project focused on faculty development. As part of that work, she has produced original pedagogical materials, and presented the model and its outcomes at national conferences. A Research Associate at the UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work, Miller has participated in the Center’s Emerging Scholars Program, collaborating with a student scholar to investigate the role of domestic space in the novels of several modernist women writers. A former chair of the English Department, she has published articles on the British pageant tradition in Virginia Woolf’s last novel, on narrative constructions of identity in a post-totalitarian state, and on pedagogy in the university classroom. She is the author of Masterpieces of British Literature (2007), an introductory critical text for students.

CELT’s Strategy Team and faculty Advisory Working Group are excited that Professor Miller has agreed to take on this critical position. Her perspectives, scholarly accomplishments and passion for inclusion and education will help elevate CELT and position our faculty for greater academic distinction and success. Please join us in welcoming Marlowe Miller as she assumes her new role. For more on CELT and to meet our team, please visit www.uml.edu/CELT.

CELT Content Curators

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is seeking website content curators to research and compile digital information such as articles, images, samples and/or videos for inclusion in our online resource library. We plan to build our library with additions each semester, and are starting with ten key topics we’d like to develop in Spring 2022!

Our ideal curators, experts among peers, will provide and curate content with support from the CELT team. Passion and enthusiasm for useful, practical pedagogical content and an ability to complete their collection on an established deadline are required. Faculty curators will be acknowledged on the website as contributors and will receive a $200 stipend for their contribution.

Responsibilities, Compensation
  • Meet with the CELT team for preliminary planning & consultation
  • Curate and source (with text, audio, podcasts, video, samples for classroom use, etc.) a limited collection of resources on the identified topic, providing personal recommendations, suggestions, and guidance to users to be uploaded to the CELT website
  • Verify quality, accuracy, and relevance of sourced materials
  • Ensure that content meets institutional guidelines and standard (with support from the CELT team)

Please check out the online CELT Content Curators application to see our first set of topics and to express your interest in being a CELT Content Curator! If you have questions, email: CELT@uml.edu.

CELT Workshop Developers

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is seeking applications from faculty members to develop and deliver workshops to be added to our educational library of learning and teaching excellence.

  • Design and deliver workshop(s) on a topic of learning and teaching excellence, complete with audience learning outcomes. Delivery can be in-person and/or virtual
  • Record workshop to be uploaded to the CELT website’s education library
  • Verify accuracy and relevance of materials to the topic of choice
  • Ensure content meets institutional guidelines and standards
  • Stipend of $300 per 1-hour workshop. Teams are welcome; the stipend will be divided among the presenters.
  • If you have an idea for a longer-format workshop, or a workshop series, email: CELT@uml.edu.

Please fill out the online CELT Workshop Developers application form to suggest a workshop topic or email: CELT@uml.edu to brainstorm and consult on workshop ideas.

Note: Faculty who offer workshops may use them as the starting point for a curated collection - ask us how!