Future Faculty Teaching Institute

The Future Faculty Teaching Institute is a training program for USC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows intended to prepare future faculty to pursue excellence in their teaching, beginning with exposure to an essential background in course design and teaching. Participants should have prior experience as a TA and interest in a teaching career.

The Institute is comprised of 14 modules, each with pre-work and a one-hour Zoom session. An alternative assignment is available for participants who are unable to attend the Zoom sessions.

The workshops are designed to provide future faculty:

  • Best practices for course design in higher education.
  • Essential pedagogy for teaching and learning.
  • Strategies for developing an inclusive learning environment.
  • Practical techniques to enhance student learning.
  • Opportunities for collaborative peer review.

Note: The CET Future Faculty Teaching Institute is not a TA training service. CET does not train TAs, but offers a comprehensive TA training curriculum for schools to implement for their TAs. If you are interested in becoming a Mentored Teaching Fellow, which is an intensive program that includes training from CET and mentoring from program faculty, contact your chair, dean’s office, or faculty mentor.

Dates for Spring 2023 synchronous Zoom sessions

Tuesdays, Noon-1 pm Pacific

  • January 10
  • January 17
  • January 24
  • January 31
  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • March 28
  • April 4
  • April 11
  • April 18

Participants who complete at least 12 modules will receive a certificate of completion. Module completion includes either attendance at the Tuesday Zoom session or submission of the alternative assignment. 

For questions about the CET Future Faculty Teaching Institute, contact usccet@usc.edu.

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