Thinking of pursuing a career as a faculty member? Take the Future Faculty Certificate Program this summer

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

The seminar will be limited to 30 participants. Participants must register through the Student Information System (SIS) for UNIV 400 C Future Faculty Certificate. There will be no charge for the program, the textbook or for the lunches provided at each seminar. Post-doctoral scholars and fellows, should email for registration instructions.

During the 2016 Summer Session, classes will be held the following Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Nord Hall, Room 356:

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28
  • July 5
  • July 12
  • July 19

Participants will be expected to complete weekly readings, and to write weekly journals. Anyone accepted into the program is expected to attend all the sessions and complete all the journal assignments. 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.

Once officially registered for UNIV 400C through SIS, participants may pick up this textbook in Sears Building, Room 470.

The seminar objectives will focus on the following as well as others 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; and
  • Making assessments more meaningful.

Call Judy Olson-Hammer (ESS) at 216.368.5230 for more information.