Collaborating to innovate high-level teaching engagement programs and cross-disciplinary teaching practitioner fellowships

  • Stefanie Baier
  • Judith Stoddart
  • Henry (Rique) Campa III


In recent years research universities have recognized the need for the preparation of future faculty in teaching undergraduates, especially in science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Graduate School and its partners at Michigan State University, in the United States, have offered teaching professional development programs and activities with multiple levels of engagement since 2005. Mid- (e.g., institute) and high-level engagement (teaching certification, cohort-based teaching fellowship programs) programs and activities provide diverse opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to be actively engaged in preparation for academic positions, and they have had an impact on teaching competence and job preparation.