Best Should Teach Nominations

Now is the time to honor the teachers who inspire you and push you forward.

Submit your nominations for the 2019 Best Should Teach Awards now, because nominations are due Monday, April 15.   


Spring Conference 2019

Through Spring Conference, CU Boulder supports the development of graduate teaching scholars and future professionals through the Graduate Teacher Program. Please take advantage of this opportunity to hone your teaching skills and to meet your peers, professors, staff, and our invited guests. The workshops are designed to help you teach more effectively, to provide you with professional development opportunities, and to expose you to non-academic job possibilities.

Keynote Presentations

"The More I learn, the Less I know: Rethinking Scholarly Authority"

Elizabeth Fenn, Professor, History, CU Boulder

Friday, January 25th 5:30-6:45 pm followed by Q&A, CASE 4th Floor Chancellor's Hall, CU Boulder

“On the Importance of Local News, and the Academy’s Role in Fostering Civic Literacy” 

Chuck Plunkett, Director, CU News Corps

Saturday, January 26th 10:45-11:30 am followed by Q&A, CU Boulder, Hale Sciences 240 and 270



Graduate Teacher Program

The Graduate Teacher Program is a division of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Boulder that helps graduate students perform effectively as graduate teaching assistants (TAs) and graduate part-time instructors (GPTIs), while at the same time helping them develop skills to serve in the professoriate once they attain their graduate degrees. The program offers specialized workshops in grant proposal writing, resume/CV preparation, public speaking, job interview assistance, research misconduct, and professional career opportunities. We also help masters and doctoral students transition to careers in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Because teaching preparation is preparation for any career—organization, planning, presenting, evaluating, and working in teams are essential skills for managers in any setting—research assistants, students on fellowships, and self-supporting students are encouraged to participate in Graduate Teacher Program activities.


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This Just In:

  • Check out our new Resources page by going to the top menu and selecting "Resources."
  • The Provost's Fellowship for the University Libraries page has been updated and applications are now open. Go to "Events" and select "Provost's Fellowship for the University Libraries."
  • Instructions for operating VTC cameras (written and video) now available. Go to "About Us" and click the "About the Lead Network" button or to "Resources" and select the "Teaching Resources" block.
  • Video coverage of the Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony (standard video and video with embedded captions) now posted. Go to "Events" and select "Best Should Teach."