Future Faculty Program
The Future Faculty Program, sponsored jointly by the Graduate School and the Center for Teaching and Learning, is a yearlong professional development program that brings together 15 award-winning teaching assistants from across campus to talk about, reflect upon, and improve their teaching, while preparing them for the academic job market and the rigors of their first faculty positions. Experienced teaching assistants who have been recognized for their outstanding teaching and who are preparing for careers in higher education are invited to apply to the program.
*Applications for the Future Faculty Program open mid-March each year *
The Future Faculty Program
- promotes professional development by focusing on different aspects of teaching;
- helps participants document their teaching experience;
- facilitates the development of new courses;
- encourages the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL);
- provides resources to develop their own teaching;
- supports participants’ efforts to improving teaching in their respective departments; and
- offers opportunities for institutional service through mentoring, facilitating other graduate students’ professional development, and other activities.
- All applicants must have met all TA Policy requirements at the time of application.
- The applicant must have had significant teaching responsibilities for at least two terms at UGA. One of these terms must have occurred during or after the fall 2015 semester. Spring 2017 can count towards these terms.
- The application must be submitted by the announced deadline using the appropriate nomination form (available mid-March).
- This application form requires endorsement by a faculty member in the applicant's department.
- Previous Future Faculty participants are not eligible.
- Student must be currently registered full-time at the time of application and duration of the program.
- Applicants must have previously won or been nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award or the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award OR have support indicated by letters of support. Please contact Dr. Zoe Morris (email@example.com) for more details about the letters of support.
Future Faculty Program Participants 2016-2017:
- Sarah Marie Catalana, Gifted and Creative Education
- Robert Coffman, Health Promotion and Behavior
- Ashley Fallaize, Kinesiology
- Alfred Christopher Kaushal Farris, Physics and Astronomy
- Katherine Brackett Fialka, History
- Mary Helen Hoque, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
- Elise Krueger, Odum School of Ecology
- Bridget Petersen Lynch, Psychology
- Roshini Ramachandran, Chemistry
- Caitlin Reeves Williams, Microbiology
- Zachary Saylor, Microbiology
- Nicole Siffrinn, Language and Literacy Education
- Bret Stevenson, Mathematics
- Nicole Weaver, Counseling and Human Development
Questions regarding the Future Faculty Program should be directed to Dr. Zoe Morris, Assistant Director of Teaching Assistant Development and Recognition, Center for Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smith, K.S. (2001). Pivotal Events in graduate teacher preparation for a faculty career. The Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development 8(3), 97-105. See article.