Postdoc Teaching Practicum


5 online sessions: Thursdays, September 15, October 6, October 27, November 17, and December 8
Times: 12:00pm – 2:00pm each date
Registration Opens: August 15
Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: ∆∆ (2 deltas)


Note: Before you can register, you will need to create a (free) CIRTL account here.

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Work with an experienced instructor in your discipline to enhance your understanding and experience of teaching a university course in this semester-long mentorship program designed for postdoctoral fellows. In this practicum, postdocs will observe mentors in their teaching, teach guest lectures and receive feedback on your teaching, discuss approaches to teaching with your mentors, and engage in group discussions of teaching with other postdocs from your cohort. The cohort will meet every three weeks for 2-hour workshops around key topics in teaching development; this may include lesson planning, teaching portfolios, equity, diversity, & inclusion, and teaching-as-research.

By participating in this practicum, you will learn how to:

  • Create a framework for how a typical university course operates
  • Articulate how teaching and learning theories intersect with the practical requirements of a university course
  • Design university lessons which incorporate learner-centered lesson planning basics, demonstrating the alignment of learning objectives, learning activities and assessment techniques
  • Develop and refine a teaching portfolio using the evidence of teaching effectiveness gathered throughout the internship

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