Graduate, professional students: Register for Future Faculty Certificate Program

The University 400 C Future Faculty Certificate Program for graduate and professional students envisaging a career as faculty members is open for registration now through Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Sessions will be held Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 23 to Dec. 6.  The seminar is limited to 15 participants and students need to register through SIS for “UNIV 400 C Future Faculty Certificate.” There is no charge for the program or for the lunches provided at each seminar.

Participants will receive a free textbook and will be expected to 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 pass the program will get a certificate.

The seminar objectives will focus on the following topics (as well as other areas 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

Questions can be directed to Judy Hammer at 216.368.5230.