Get Involved

Faculty and staff can participate in the implementation of the Blazer Core Curriculum in a variety of ways. The following are several key opportunities.

Apply to be a Faculty Core Fellow

This innovative faculty program provides faculty with a two-year fellowship that supports innovative core teaching and course design. Faculty not only learn a great deal about high-impact and best practices in general education but also have the wonderful opportunity to work with a student consultant on their teaching through our innovative SCOUT (Student Consultants on University Teaching) program.

Hear what two faculty fellows have to say about this program:

Watch Scott Brande Video Watch Samishka Raut Video


Students during a workshop.

Attend IMPACT Events and Workshops

IMPACT (Innovative, Measurable, Place-Based, Access-Oriented Core Teaching) is our signature faculty core teaching program and provides faculty with a variety of tools for innovative pedagogy, teaching with digital composing technologies, using cutting-edge assessment techniques, teaching for access and justice, and drawing the city into the classroom through high impact practices such as service-learning.

IMPACT begins each year with a two-day summer institute for Core Faculty Fellows and all interested faculty and staff and then transitions into a series of engaging workshops offered throughout the academic year by the Center for Teaching and Learning.


Nominate a Colleague for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Core Teaching

Beginning in the Spring Semester of 2022, Faculty are invited to nominate their colleagues for the Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Core Teaching. Each year, UAB faculty teach over 1000 sections of classes in the core curriculum. This new Provost’s Award recognizes faculty excellence in core classes and celebrates innovative, impactful, and inclusive core teaching. All UAB faculty who have taught in the Blazer Core Curriculum during the academic year of the award are eligible, regardless of academic rank. Award Winners will receive a $1000 stipend and a plaque that recognizes this important achievement.

Provost Pam Benoit