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 convenes in three intensive half-day sessions (Friday mornings, 8:30 to 1 p.m.) on February 14, 21, and 28. Lunch will be provided on all three initial days. The academy continues with two additional meetings on March 27 and September 25 (Fridays, from 1 to 3 p.m.). Admission to the Early Career Academy is contingent on agreement to attend all five days.

The academy's sessions will engage Fellows in the collaborative process of developing teaching philosophies. The teaching philosophy will frame each Fellow's development and assessment of effective teaching and learning strategies for IUPUI’s diverse student body. Over the course of the year, each Fellow will identify, develop, and implement a teaching strategy to realize their teaching philosophy, and they will plot the trajectory of their teaching careers by either writing or planning a teaching statement. 

2020 ECTA Applications are being accepted!

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 all five dates of the Academy:

  • From 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Feburary 14, 21, and 28
  • From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on March 27 and September 25

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.

Apply Now for the 2020 Early Career Teaching Academy