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Educational Services for Students (ESS) and the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will collaborate to deliver a summer University 400C Future Faculty Certificate Program, which is series of six sessions for graduate and professional students envisaging careers as faculty members.

The seminar will be limited to 15 participants. Students need to register through SIS for UNIV 400 C Future Faculty Certificate, but there is no charge for the program or for the lunches provided at each seminar.

For the summer session, classes will be held Tuesdays, June 3-July 8, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen Memorial Library Building (at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road).

Participants will be expected to purchase a textbook, complete weekly readings and write weekly journals. Anyone accepted into the program is expected to attend all the sessions and complete all the journal assignments. All those who satisfactorily complete with the program (with a pass) will get a certificate to that effect.

The required textbook is How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose et al. 2010. Students may purchase this textbook through ESS in Sears 470 or online.

The seminar objectives will focus on the following as well as other topics devised by the class and the seminar facilitators:

  • Developing a student-centered curriculum that recognizes students’ individual learning styles
  • Writing an effective course design that demonstrates a sense of cultural competency
  • Creating a good classroom climate and improving motivation
  • Giving effective lectures and leading class discussion
  • Making assessments more meaningful