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Developing Future Faculty

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. We offer the following experiences through this initiative:

Teaching Presentation Tuesdays

Are you preparing for a teaching presentation/talk for a faculty interview? Do you have an upcoming presentation at a conference? Do you want feedback on your delivery related to teaching?

Once a month on Tuesdays, you can sign up to have a panel of reviewers offer feedback and recommendations on either a microteaching demonstration, a presentation at a conference, or a teaching presentation related to an on campus interview. Sign up & Learn More.

Being an institutional member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (UT 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.)

Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow interested in learning more or enhancing your teaching? Join us for “Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning (FUEL)” professional development seminar in Spring 2020.

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. Sign up and  learn more. 


How To Teach Online: Certification Seminar for Graduate Students

During this seminar, participants will learn the principles and practices associated with building an online course. It will include fundamentals of designing and teaching online courses, universal design and accessibility in online education, engaging students in online courses, and technology in the online course. Students who complete this will receive CIRTL Practitioner level certification. Sign up and learn more. 


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CIRTL Associate Level Online Course for Teaching & Learning

This online course is an opportunity for anyone interested in developing their understanding of evidence-based teaching practice to do so at their own pace. Class participants will design a class using appropriate instructional methodologies, examine personally held beliefs, and consider how to develop effective learning for the 21st century classroom. Those that complete will also earn the international CIRTL certification at the Associate Level. Sign up and learn more.