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TEK now accepting applications for 2nd cohort of Faculty Fellows

The TEK Faculty Fellows program is designed to support faculty in developing new transdisciplinary courses and teaching existing courses with a more explicit focus on essential employability skills for students. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2024) — Transdisciplinary Educational approaches to advance Kentucky (TEK), is now accepting applications for the second cohort of its Faculty Fellows program through March 22. The program is designed to support faculty at the University of Kentucky in developing new transdisciplinary courses and teaching existing courses with a more explicit focus on essential employability skills. The overall goal of TEK is to expand our students’ access to transdisciplinary educational approaches for the development of transferable skills.

A transdisciplinary approach involves diverse teams using a shared conceptual framework to identify questions and address 21st century problems. Together, people from various backgrounds and with different experiences answer big questions, each bringing their informed and unique perspective. This approach is collaborative, leverages a wide range of campus expertise and includes alumni and other community-based and workforce experts throughout every phase of the process.

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) have been established for TEK Faculty Fellows to support faculty professional development. The program aims to build cohorts of faculty, representing a wide range of disciplines, who are interested in creating transdisciplinary experiences for students.

Click here to download the full call for applications or for more information on the TEK Faculty Fellows program.

Click here to apply for the second cohort of TEK Faculty Fellows for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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