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PLEASE NOTE: The Fall semester will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

Teaching

Tomorrow’s Professor Today (TPT) is a professional development program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Designed to facilitate the transition from student to academic professional, the program focuses on improving preparedness primarily in teaching at the college level, with additional emphases in professional development and adjustment to a university career. Activities to support this endeavor include participating in a hybrid course design seminar, attending workshops, observing faculty and peers teach, preparing teaching documents, and peer-mentoring fellow participants. The program divides these activities into introductory and advanced tiers. Participants must complete the introductory tier (Tier 1) before they begin the advanced tier (Tier 2).

 

Participants gain enhanced teaching abilities and credentials, are introduced to many of the responsibilities faced by university faculty and administrators, attain a more comprehensive understanding of how the various components (i.e., research, teaching, service) of their graduate or postgraduate experience relate to one another now and in their future careers, and become better prepared for the challenges they will face in their future careers at a university or college. Participants are awarded a certificate for each tier they complete, and a letter certifying their successful completion of the tier(s).

 

For more information about TPT, including detailed descriptions of each tier and information about when and how to enroll, please click here.

If you have additional questions, contact cte-tpt@virginia.edu