Pathway At-a-Glance

The CIRTL Postdoc Pathway Program is a two-semester commitment and fellows will need to participate in the entire academic year.

Pathway Overview:

SEMESTER 1: STEP 1 (PREPARE & PLAN)
n the first semester, CIRTL fellows will learn about evidence-based teaching by completing an online pedagogy course, participating in a faculty learning community (FLC), taking a teaching workshop on a topic of their choice, and selecting their teaching mentor. Once they have selected a teaching mentor and the mentor agrees, they will set up a working plan for the following semester, which will include establishing a timeline and goals for the project and designating who will be responsible for what during the partnership. Both partners must agree to adhere to the co-teaching model, where both members are planning, giving/receiving feedback, and actively collaborating. This plan must be submitted to and approved by CIRTL before the partnership begins.

SEMESTER 2: STEP 2 (TEACH & REFLECT)
In the second semester, CIRTL fellows will complete their short-term co-teaching assignment, participate in a second FLC, and participate in occasional check-in meetings with the other fellows. During and after the partnership, participants should expect to:

  • Keep a weekly journal of their teaching successes and areas for improvement
  • Prepare and deliver lessons, assess student work, and engage in other teaching-related duties
  • Meet on a weekly basis with their teaching mentor to discuss course-related topics
  • Write a final post-partnership reflection and compile materials into an eportfolio

Pathway At-a-Glance:

Semester 1: Prep & Plan

Semester 2: Teach & Reflect

  • Participate in an FLC
  • Co-teaching experience w/ cohort check-ins
  • Complete learning portfolio and submit to CIRTL

Flex (take at any time):

  • Take one CIRTL workshop of your choice