ECTA


Early Career Teaching Academy

Most new faculty at large public universities enter the professoriate with training and support to conduct research, but few enter with equivalent preparation and support to launch a successful teaching career. The Early Career Teaching Academy (ECTA) provides the setting within which faculty members can develop themselves into powerful teachers who are rooted in a desire for student success through evidence-based active teaching strategies and high-impact educational practices. Faculty who become Early Career Teaching Academy Fellows are in a position to play a leading role in efforts to develop a culture of scholarly teaching within departments and schools at IUPUI, to document and promote teaching successes, and to serve as teaching mentors for faculty and future faculty.  The Academy fosters and supports a multi-disciplinary network of ECTA Fellows who promote excellent teaching and rich student learning. 

The academy will convene in two intensive sessions, a half-day on February 15th and a full day on February 22nd, both Fridays. Lunch will be provided on both days. These sessions will engage participants in a conversation about developing and assessing effective teaching and learning strategies for IUPUI’s diverse student body and situated in each participant’s emerging teaching philosophy. At the second session, faculty will identify teaching strategies they will implement to realize their teaching philosophy and articulate the broad outline of their teaching careers. Over the next year, Academy fellows will participate in a faculty learning community and teaching-related events that allow them to develop their teaching voice and portfolio amidst a community of scholarly teachers. 

2019 ECTA Applications Now Being Accepted!

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Who Should Apply 

The Academy invites applications from full-time faculty members in their first, second, or third year of teaching at IUPUI, IUPU Columbus, or Indiana University Fort Wayne. Interested faculty members should submit an application and secure an endorsement by a chair or supervisor. Applicants accepted to the program must commit to attending the February 15th and 22nd days of the Academy and to participate in the Academy’s faculty learning community.

How to Apply

Eligible faculty members should apply for admission into the Early Career Teaching Academy by submitting an online application by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below.  As part of the application, faculty members will be asked to enter their chair’s or supervisor’s email address. Once the application is submitted, the chair or supervisor will receive an e-mail message from the Center for Teaching and Learning asking for an endorsement of the faculty applicant, one that emphasizes why the faculty member is a good fit for the Early Career Teaching Academy. Applications are due by Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:59 p.m. 

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2018 Early Career Teaching Academy

Initial dates of the fourth academy were held on February 2 and 9, 2018. The following faculty members participated in the academy.

  • Leigh Britt, School of Science
  • Tina Chen, School of Science
  • Tina Griesinger, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Carolyn Harkin-Brinton, School of Social Work
  • Christine Kroll, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Katie McCarthy, School of Social Work
  • Julie Mendez, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Angela Murillo, Library and Information Sciences
  • Emily Nissley, School of Nursing
  • Tonja Padgett, School of Nursing
  • Saptarshi Purkayastha, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Matt Ray, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Tejinder Sol, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Alesha Staples-Pribble, School of Nursing
  • Andrea Valentine, School of Nursing
  • Bev Wilgenbusch, School of Nursing
  • David Wilkerson, School of Social Work

2017 Early Career Teaching Academy

The third academy was held on February 3 and 10, 2017. The following faculty members participated in the day and a half academy.

  • Sanjeev Adhikari, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Mary Baechle, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Allisha Beerwart, Special Needs Education, School of Education
  • Richard Buning, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management
  • Lisa Carter-Harris, IU School of Nursing
  • Chad Eby, Herron School of Art and Design
  • Travis Faas, Digital Media Arts, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Kyle Jones, Library and Information Science, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Jamie Levine Daniel, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Xiao Luo, Computer Information and Graphics Technology, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Shamima Mithun, Computer Information and Graphics Technology, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Jewel Mosley-Edmonds, School of Social Work
  • Emily Murphy, Kelley School of Business
  • Xia Ning, Computer and Information Science, School of Science
  • Angela Ritchie, IU School of Dentistry
  • Thomas Rossbach, Earth Sciences, School of Science
  • Rodney Smith, Digital Media Arts, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Wanda Thruston, IU School of Nursing
  • Marlene Walk, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Meghan Tooman, Mathematics, School of Science
  • Corinna Yu, IU School of Medicine

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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