Core Ideas

Sarah Maxey, Government (PhD '17) discusses her teaching project

Future Faculty and Academic Careers shares three core ideas with national CIRTL future faculty programming: Teaching as Research, Learning Communities, and Learning through Diversity.

Teaching as Research (TAR)

Teaching as Research (TAR) is the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers.

Learning Communities

Learning Communities bring together groups of people for shared learning, discovery, and generation of knowledge. To achieve common learning goals, a learning community nurtures functional relationships among its members.

Learning through Diversity

Learning through Diversity capitalizes on the rich array of experiences, backgrounds, and skills among STEM undergraduates and graduates-through-faculty to enhance the learning of all. It recognizes that excellence and diversity are necessarily intertwined.

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