Curricular Innovation Fellows

BOW Curricular Innovation Fellows


The goals of this program are to cultivate creative and collaborative teaching across Babson, Olin and Wellesley Colleges and generate innovative new courses and pedagogies across the three institutions.  Faculty who participate in this program will be known as BOW Curricular Innovation Fellows.


Each BOW Curricular Innovation Fellow can request up to $3,000 as a stipend for their curriculum development work.


Applications from faculty from 2 or more BOW institutions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through April 2, 2021.  Please submit the attached proposal application to Jamie Engle ( 


The BOW Committee and Provosts and Dean of the College will review proposals. Strong proposals take advantage of the schools’ complementary curricula to create innovative approaches to student learning and problem solving and provide students with the tools to work across disciplines.  Applicants will be notified of proposal status by April 30, 2021.  Offers are contingent about approval from department/division/program head and Provosts and Dean of the College.

Course Development or Teaching Innovation:

The Curricular Innovation Fellows will develop their course or teaching innovation over the summer.  At summer’s end, participating faculty will submit a copy of the syllabus of the course they will teach.  Funded experimental courses will be offered in AY 2021-2022 to allow time for registrars to add the course to the catalog and for students to register. 


Following the first offering of the curricular experiment, BOW Curricular Innovation Fellows will submit a reflection detailing the outcome of the new course and experiences in collaborative teaching and learning (1-2 pages) together with a final syllabus for the course that can be shared on the BOW website.


For more information, please email Jamie Engle.