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Prepare for a future teaching career with UNIV401 seminar this summer

Graduate students, postdoc scholars/fellows and research scholars considering a career as faculty members or teaching at the university level are invited to sign up for UNIV401, Advanced Professional Development for University Teaching.

UNIV401 is a no-credit course aimed at introducing participants to the practice of teaching in higher education. Staff whose job may include teaching are also welcome to attend.

In this seminar course, participants will develop a course syllabus and lesson plan while learning and practicing effective teaching strategies useful across major disciplines.

They will receive a certificate upon completion. There is no charge for this seminar, and a free textbook is provided.

This 11-session seminar will take place on Tuesdays from June 1 through July 27. In the summer semester, the class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday on the first and final weeks of class.

Two sections are available: 10 to 11:15 a.m. and 1 to 2:15 p.m. EST.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section.

Graduate students can register via the Student Information System (SIS).

Postdoc scholars/fellows can email for registration instructions and allow time for the application process.All other questions should be emailed to