Doyle Call for Fellows 2020-2021

The Doyle Program: Engaging Difference

Are you looking for support designing or redesigning a course to meaningfully integrate issues of equity and difference? Consider applying for the Doyle Program Faculty Fellowship—a cohort-based, year-long faculty engagement opportunity.

The Faculty Fellows Cohort Model:

    • Supports faculty in designing or redesigning a course in order to engage aspects of difference, equity, and inclusion in their pedagogy
    • Assists faculty in developing skills and pedagogical approaches to foster productive classroom dialogue on critical issues 
    • Brings faculty from different disciplines together for in-depth discussions on aspects of diversity, equity, and other critical topics in higher education during monthly meetings over the course of the academic year
  • Empowers faculty to co-create a teaching community and act as resources for one another on questions of inclusive pedagogy.

We invite all full-time Georgetown faculty who teach undergraduate courses to apply for the Doyle Faculty Fellows program for the 2020-2021 academic year. In recognition of the significant commitment made by participating faculty, fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500.

Requirements of the Doyle Faculty Fellowship:

    • Design or redesign a course you will be teaching in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semester so that issues of equity and difference are integrated in a significant way
    • Attend an opening reception and meeting on April 29, 2020 from 12:30pm-2:30pm
    • Participate in the Doyle Cohort Workshops during CNDLS’ Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI), May 18-21, 2020
    • Meet once during the summer break for a small-group, course design consultation
    • Meet with the Doyle Faculty Fellows cohort every month during both fall and spring semesters (a total of 8 monthly meetings) for discussions and reflections on your teaching experience and other complex topics related to this work
    • Co-facilitate a portion of one of the monthly meetings
    • Develop a case study of your redesign efforts that will inform discussion at one cohort meeting
    • Help to evaluate and assess the effects of the Doyle redesign on your students and your teaching through student written reflections, a student survey, and faculty reflection and writing
  • Write a final report documenting and reflecting on your experience with the course redesign

Faculty Fellows Compensation:

In recognition and support of the significant commitment of time and effort that Doyle Faculty Fellows make (May 2020 through June 2021), fellows receive a $2,500 stipend paid out in three distributions—two during the academic year and one final distribution after completion of the fellowship.

Fellows also receive substantial faculty development support. Starting with course design assistance at TLISI, fellows receive CNDLS support and resources throughout the entire cycle of course design, implementation, assessment, and revision. Additionally, fellows have multiple opportunities during the year to discuss and reflect on their course redesign with a cross-disciplinary group of faculty.

To Apply:

Faculty interested in applying for the Doyle Faculty Fellows program for the 2020-2021 academic year should send a brief letter of interest by email to the Doyle Program ( In the letter, please indicate:

    • The course on which you intend to focus your redesign efforts (including student audience, expected enrollment, and the semester in which you expect to teach the course)
    • The specific goals you hope to achieve by (re)designing your course as a Doyle course and the ways you envision your students engaging more intentionally with issues related to difference and equity as a result of this (re)design
      • Note: This might include such things as changes to course content, class activities or pedagogical approaches, and assessment techniques
    • The ways in which you hope to contribute to and benefit from the interdisciplinary community of fellows
  • Any areas of inclusive or dialogic teaching, pedagogical practices, and/or topics related to difference and dialogue that you hope to explore with colleagues

The deadline to apply has been extended. Applications will now be accepted on a rolling basis until April 17, 2020.

We encourage all who are interested to apply. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us or note them in your application.


Other Doyle Curricular Opportunities

Doyle Diversity Grants, coordinated by CNDLS, offer opportunities for curricular and co-curricular engagement. Faculty may apply for grants (of up to $500) to support class-related activities with an aim to help students engage with diversity or gain a greater recognition of their own positionality vis-a-vis issues of plurality and social justice. Please contact CNDLS for more information.

The Doyle Seminar program, administered by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, focuses on deepening student learning through enhanced research opportunities for students in upper-level undergraduate courses. Please contact the Berkley Center if you are interested in this other opportunity.

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