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.
The Provost’s Fellowship for the Librariesprovides 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.