Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow thinking about a career in higher education? The University of Delaware is a member of an international network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate education. Our membership in this network enables graduate students and postdocs to take advantage of career development courses and workshops offered online by other network member institutions while you also gather valuable classroom experience, build your teaching portfolio and gain a competitive edge for the academic job market through teaching-related career development courses, workshops and learning communities at UD.
All CIRTL programs and activities are based on the following core values:
- Teaching-through-Diversity. Begins with recognition of the reality that existing social and educational practices do not always promote equal success for all learners.
- Learning Communities. Bring participants together for collaborative discovery and learning to achieve specific goals.
- Teaching as Research (TAR). Involves the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement effective teaching and learning practices.