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 an interest in a teaching career.

The Institute is comprised of 12 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:

  • A foundation in course design and teaching practices in higher education.
  • Strategies for developing an inclusive learning environment.
  • Practical techniques to enhance student learning.
  • Opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary discussion.

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 Fall 2023 synchronous Zoom sessions:

Mondays from noon – 1 p.m. Pacific

  • August 28
  • September 11
  • September 18
  • September 25
  • October 2
  • October 9
  • October 16
  • October 23
  • October 30
  • November 6
  • November 13
  • November 27

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

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

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