UArizona Certificate In College Teaching
The UArizona Office of Instruction and Assessment sponsors a Certificate in College Teaching consists of 10 units of coursework that provide foundational information and help develop the competencies necessary to teach effectively in higher education. Courses are eligible for Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR).
UArizona Certificate in Science Communication
Science communication is a critical societal need, yet most people have no formal training in how to communicate science to public audiences and non-scientists. This certificate is open to postdoctoral fellows, who can use Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) as UArizona employees to take courses at a discounted rate.
UArizona Faculty Learning Communities
Faculty Learning Communities are an opportunity to discuss and develop evidence-based teaching practices. Registration is currently underway for fall 2019. The theme for the FLCs is focused on "improving student learning."
UArizona Office of Instruction and Assessment
The UArizona Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) offers a variety of services and programs to provide instructional support and development opportunities for those teaching on the UArizona campus.
- A list of workshops and mini-courses on topics such as improving student writing and effective teaching methods for student engagement.
- The OIA Teaching Resources site offers a collection of quick guides and mini primers to help you think about and engage in teaching. Please log in with your UArizona NetID.
- OIA includes consulting services related to teaching evaluations, technology, media support, and development.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. University of Arizona faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are granted free membership (sign up with your UArizona email). Find more information here.
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is an international network of almost 40 research universities across the U.S. and Canada that collaborate to provide free professional development opportunities for graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching as part of their academic careers. CIRTL strives to train STEM graduate students and postdocs to be excellent evidence-based teachers as well as excellent researchers, but folks in all disciplines who are interested in improving their teaching should consider joining! As part of the CIRTL membership, UArizona graduate students, postdocs, and interested faculty have access to all of the CIRTL teaching and career development tools, including resources for teaching online.