Eligibility & Expectations


Ignite is open to all new faculty (tenure-track, tenured, and non-tenure track) who have worked at UVA for fewer than three years and are committed to contributing consistently and thoughtfully to a small, collegial learning community.



Those who will thrive in the Ignite program are open to learning-centered approaches to teaching, critically reflecting on their role as educators situated in a particular local and global context, and fully and actively contributing to a small, structured learning community. Since a major goal is promoting a supportive collegial network and community among faculty, consistent and active participation in the program is essential. Faculty who can commit to engaging fully in all program activities and actively contributing to a teaching community are encouraged to apply.

As an Ignite program participant, you can apply for discretionary funding from the CTE for professional development opportunities. Access to these funds is contingent upon full participation (i.e., attending the Course Design Institute or facilitated c3Design, six learning community meetings, and completing program assessments). These funds cannot be used to pay for CDI.

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