Preparing Tomorrow's Faculty Program

The Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning invites current and aspiring Graduate Teaching Assistants to enroll in our Preparing Tomorrow's Faculty (PTF) Program. Students will complete a series on online modules, assemble a first draft of their teaching portfolio, and engage in a learning community facilitated by Faculty Center staff. Texts will be provided, and the program is free to participants. Details about the current semester's program, including meeting dates and times, can be found below.

Topics include:

  1. Course design
  2. Modes of delivering instruction
  3. Learning theories and models
  4. Teaching methods
  5. Assessment and feedback
  6. Professional survival skills, ethics, legal issues
  7. Classroom management

Priority admission to the course will be granted according to these criteria:

  1. Graduate Teaching Associates (instructors of record)
  2. Graduate Teaching Assistants
  3. GTA-Graders
  4. Others

Please see our FAQs about the Preparing Tomorrow's Faculty program.

Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty (PTF) Program

The next class will be offered in Fall 2018; there will be no summer program. Check back here in July for further information.

 

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