Emerging Scholars of College Instruction

Emerging Scholars of College Instruction Program (ESCIP)

This program provides IUPUI graduate students with the opportunity to develop and document their college teaching skills through a three semester long program which includes face-to-face cohort meetings, feedback on teaching, and creation of materials that you can use in your teaching.

Upon program completion, you will have constructed the foundational components of your teaching portfolio, including:

  • sample course materials
  • teaching observation reports, and
  • a preliminary teaching philosophy statement

New cohorts begin each spring and applications are accepted starting each October. 

Participation opened my eyes to a whole new world of how to teach better and structure my teaching so that it is most beneficial to the students. I now think more about how what I am teaching will impact the students in the bigger world, especially when asking for them to complete assignments.

- 2017 ESCIP cohort participant

 Click here for a breakdown of the 2020 ESCIP cohort timeline

The ESCIP is not a K-12 teacher licensing program and is non-credit bearing. As a result, it will not appear on your transcripts. It can and should be listed on your CV. 

Are you eligible to apply?

Any IUPUI graduate student who will graduate after May 2021 and is currently in a teaching role or will have future teaching opportunities (as a primary instructor, lab instructor, grader, classroom assistant, managing office hours and recitations, or giving guest lectures) can apply for the ESCIP. 

The online application system will open on October 14, and applications for the 2020 Cohort will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

ESCIP Application Process

Graduate Students

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Upload an up-to-date CV
  3. Submit a one-page letter of interest* (minimum 400 words)
  4. Inform your advising faculty they will receive an approval email following your application submission. 

Faculty Adviser

  1. Complete the approval email and upload a letter of recommendation for your graduate student. Please do not send recommendation letters directly to the CTL. 
*The letter of interest should explain in detail your reason for applying to the program. Please outline your previous teaching experience and the opporunties you will have to teach at IUPUI. In addition, the letter should address how you hope the program will help you achieve your future career.