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Developing Future Faculty

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Teaching & Learning Innovation’s Developing Future Faculty initiative assists graduate students aspiring to become future faculty through training opportunities focused on teaching techniques and strategies offered in partnership with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning.

What does it mean being an institutional member of CIRTL?

To advance undergraduate education, UT CIRTL provides both local and online professional development programs and opportunities for all UT instructional staff, but especially for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are thinking about an academic career in higher education. These resources are designed to help you enhance your teaching related skills and knowledge while engaging in learning communities composed of others who value ongoing professional development. In addition to broader CIRTL Network opportunities, we offer local learning experiences:

decorative imageUT CIRTL Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning (F.U.E.L.)

This 6-module professional development seminar introduces participants to a disciplinary exploration of teaching and learning practices. After completion of the program, participants will earn the internationally-recognized CIRTL Associate Certification, which can be included in a teaching portfolio or on a vitae. Click here to learn more.


Introduction to Online Teaching Certification Seminar

The Online Learning & Academic Programs (OLAP) and Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) are pleased to offer the Introduction to Online Teaching Certification Seminar for Graduate Students. The Seminar is designed to introduce graduate students to online course design and pedagogy. This workshop is part of the Developing Future Faculty series, and participants will earn the CIRTL Practitioner certificate at the end of the seminar, which can be included in a teaching portfolio or on a vitae. Click here to learn more.


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CIRTL Associate Level Online Course for Teaching & Learning

This online course is for graduate students and post-doctoral associates interested in developing their understanding of evidence-based teaching practices and to do so at their own pace. Participants will design a class using appropriate instructional methodologies, examine personally held beliefs about teaching and learning, and develop a framework for growth throughout their teaching careers. Sign up and learn more.