In collaboration with the Center for Faculty Leadership and Development, the Graduate School offers programming designed to prepare graduate students and postdocs for the professoriate. The Graduate School recommends that future faculty members:
CareerPrep Apprentice Teaching Certificate
This certificate is designed to equip graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the skills they need to excel as university-level educators. The semester-long, cohort-based opportunity combines an online component with student-directed, customizable experiences. Participants receive support and feedback via an online community, while they choose workshops and a culminating activity to serve their unique needs. Distance learners are welcome.
Spring 2019 Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) offers courses and workshops designed to expand opportunities for future faculty preparation, introduce evidence-based teaching through Teaching-as-Research, connect participants to a national network of future & current faculty, and train participants for successful job searches.
Graduate students, faculty, staff, and postdocs can sign up for announcements, online courses, and workshops by clicking here.
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) provides an array of resources of interest to postdocs, their mentors, and graduate students considering a postdoctoral fellowship. These resources include a Section on Career Planning, as well as discussions of other current issues and best practices.
Graduate students, faculty, staff, and postdocs can apply for Affiliate membership by clicking here and using their UTEP email address.
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) offers resources related to best practices in graduate education, including webinars and publications that speak to current challenges, trends, and innovations. CGS also provides information related to preparing future faculty.
Graduate students, faculty, and staff can sign up to access members-only content by clicking here.
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