ECTA


Early Career Teaching Academy

Most new faculty at large public universities enter the professoriate with training and support to conduct research, but few also enter with equivalent preparation and support for their teaching. The Early Career Teaching Academy provides a setting within which faculty members can create and develop a powerful teaching career, one that is rooted in evidence-based active learning strategies and high-impact educational practices, and designed to facilitate student success. Faculty who become Early Career Teaching Fellows will be in a position to play a leading role in efforts to develop a culture of expert teaching within departments and schools at IUPUI, to document and promote their teaching successes, and to serve as effective teaching mentors for future faculty.  The Academy fosters and supports a multi-disciplinary network of Early Career Teaching Fellows that promotes excellent teaching and rich student learning. 

The academy convenes in two intensive sessions, one full-day and one half-day session. These sessions focus on the effective development and assessment of active learning teaching strategies suited to IUPUI’s diverse student body. By the second session, faculty are able to articulate the teaching strategies they plan to implement. Academy fellows have the opportunity to participate in faculty learning communities and teaching-related events over the course of the next year.

The next academy will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday February 10, 2017, 1 to 5 p.m.

Participants

The academy targets full-time faculty members in their first, second, or third year of teaching at IUPUI or IUPU Columbus.

Applications

Interested faculty members need to submit an online application, due on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Once the application is submitted, an email will be sent to the applicant's department chair or supervisor asking him or her to endorse the application.

Click here to submit an application!


2016 Early Career Teaching Academy

The second academy was held on February 5 and 12, 2016. The following faculty members participated in the day and a half academy.

  • Martina Allen, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Keith Avin, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Amanda Didolka, Department of Pediatrics, IU School of Medicine
  • Yvonne Dutton, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Jennifer Guiliano, Department of History, School of Liberal Arts
  • Catherine Herrold, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Shuning Li, Department of Engineering Technology, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Shahid Parvez, Department of Environmental Health Science, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Michelle Quirke, Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Science
  • Tawana Ware, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, IU School of Dentistry

2015 Early Career Teaching Academy

The first academy was held on February 6 and 13, 2015.  The following faculty members participated in the complete day and a half academy:

  • Sharron Crowder, Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Health Systems, School of Nursing
  • Cali Curley, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Yongzhu Fu, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Sula Hood, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Debbie Judge, Assistant Professor, Science of Nursing Care, IU School of Nursing, IUPUC
  • Le Luo, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, School of Science at IUPUI
  • Peggy McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Health Systems, School of Nursing
  • Angela Opsahl, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Science of Nursing Care, IU School of Nursing, IUPU Columbus

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