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2023 Teaching Workshops

For Early-Career Faculty at Small Liberal Arts Colleges

Applications DUE October 17, 2022
Award Announcements made in mid-November

The Nielsen Center Teaching Workshop for Early-Career Faculty fosters 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 are paid. Workshop Fellows also receive a $400 honorarium for each of the three weekends of the workshop.

Workshop Meetings

Workshop cohorts gather for three successive meetings in the calendar year: four-day weekends in winter, early summer, and late fall. Full participation in every session in all three gatherings is essential to the success of the workshop experience.  Read our Statement on Full Participation.

Questions and information about next year’s workshops


Workshop Dates

Apply to join one of these two workshop cohorts:


  • January 26-29, 2023;
  • June 1-4, 2023;
  • November 9-12, 2023


  • February 2-5, 2023;
  • June 8-11, 2023;
  • November 30–December 3, 2023

Applicants should apply to Cohort 1, Cohort 2, or BOTH (in which case the applicant will be assigned to one of the two cohorts if accepted).

Fellows must commit to attending the full workshop program to which they have been accepted. Each workshop gathering begins on Thursday at 8 a.m. and concludes with lunch on Sunday. Read our Statement on Full Participation.

Applications are due by Monday October 17, 2022.

Impact & 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.
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Faculty in their first few years of full-time teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts context.


Workshop Fellows receive full accommodation and travel expenses for the three workshop weekends, as well as an honorarium of $1,200.

Get in Touch

Thomas Pearson, Director