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 commitment to student success through evidence-based and DEI-informed teaching strategies and in the development of a reflective and distinctive teaching practice. Faculty who become Early Career Teaching Academy Fellows are in a position

  • to play a leading role in efforts to develop a community of evidence-based teaching practitioners within departments and schools at IUPUI,
  • to develop, articulate and promote teaching successes, and
  • to serve as teaching mentors for colleagues.

The Academy fosters and supports a multi-disciplinary network of ECTA Fellows who promote excellent teaching and rich student learning. 

The academy will begin online (asynchronously) on Monday February 20, followed by three intensive half-day meetings (in-person) on March 10, 31, and April 14 (Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.), followed by two additional in-person meetings (in-person) on September 8 and October 13 (Fridays, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.). Lunch will be provided for the first three intensive days. These sessions will engage participants in a conversation about developing and assessing effective teaching and learning strategies for IUPUI’s diverse student body, situated among participants’ individual and emerging teaching philosophies and amid the goals of their departments and schools. Faculty will develop their teaching philosophy and identify a student learning activity they will develop to realize that philosophy, and to sketch a broad outline of their teaching careers. They will represent their teaching work in a teaching ePortfolio.

2023 ECTA Applications are being accepted!

Who Should Apply, and How to Apply

The Academy invites applications from full-time faculty members in their first, second, or third year of a full-time appointment at IUPUI, IUPUC, or IUFW. Eligible faculty members may apply for admission into the Early Career Teaching Academy by submitting an online application at As part of the application, faculty members will provide their chair’s or supervisor’s email address so that the Center for Teaching and learning can ask 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 Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Program Expectations

  • An endorsement from a chair or supervisor, and
  • Applicants accepted to the program must commit to attending all five scheduled meetings. We realize that you may encounter unanticipated obligations or need personal time to observe a religious holiday during these meeting times. In such cases, please contact the program chairs at the earliest to arrange alternative options to complete meeting tasks.
Apply Now for the 2023 Early Career Teaching Academy