Are you planning on joining the Academic Job Market next year? Interested in campus wide diversity? What about making the transition from researcher to teacher? If so, consider applying to one of GTP's Summer Workshops.
CU Diversity on Campus
Preparing for the Academic Job Market
Transforming Your Research into Teaching
The Best Should Teach Initiative celebrates excellence in teaching at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. It supports the preparation of college and university faculty, as well as public school teachers, in their disciplinary fields. Best Should Teach Gold and Silver Awards are presented at the event each year. The Best Should Teach event and awards are co-funded by the Ira and Ineva Baldwin Fund in the CU Foundation and Brian Good's private Best Should Teach Fund, with additional support from the Graduate School, the School of Education, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Through Fall Intensive, The Graduate Teacher Program supports the development of graduate students as teaching scholars. TAs, GPTIs, RAs, graduate students on fellowships, and other graduate students are invited to participate and meet peers, professors, and staff from across campus. The workshops are designed to help you teach at CU-Boulder, to begin your professional development as a professor in postsecondary education, and to explore nonacademic job opportunities.
Lead Training introduces aspects of academic management, academic leadership, pedagogy, consultation on teaching, and teamwork at the university level. Leads learn to facilitate consultative microteaching sessions, perform one-on-one consultations, carry out classroom videotape consultation, and to do non-evaluative classroom observations. Leads make an academic year plan, carry out required activities, choose a leadership activity, and receives a Lead Graduate Teacher Manual which contains the basic materials to be used in their home department work.
The Provost’s Fellowship for the Libraries provides current CU Boulder graduate students with expanded knowledge about career opportunities for students at the MA and PhD level, including offering Fellows the opportunity to learn about and understand how academic libraries function and develop their personal and professional skills. Fellows are awarded $3000 for 150 hours of participation in the program that pairs them with a Library Faculty Mentor.
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.
Through a series of grants from the national Preparing Future Faculty project, the Graduate Teacher Program and our partner campuses created the Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network (COPFFN) which extends along the Front Range and to the Western slope and beyond. COPFFN’s mission is to improve the preparation of graduate students for roles as faculty in postsecondary institutions by benefiting from the wisdom and experience of faculty in other academic institutions in the state.