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Instructional Design for Future Faculty - Summer 2019

This cohort-based workshop is designed specifically for graduate students who intend to become college or university teachers. The workshop will be taught primarily online, with a few important face-to-face meetings over the course of the summer. Join us to learn great teaching and learning strategies that can also boost your career trajectory.

About the Workshop

This summer-long workshop features both online and face-to-face components. These interactive sessions will introduce relevant research, useful resources, and practical strategies for teaching at the college level, and participants will also develop teaching portfolio materials relevant to the job market, grant applications, and teaching awards. Our goal is to help graduate students enter the classroom or the job market feeling confident of their ability to design courses and teach them well.


The course begins with a face-to-face session on Wednesday, May 15 (9 a.m.–3 p.m.). It concludes with a face-to-face meeting on Thursday, August 1 (9 a.m.–3 p.m.). Between the face-to-face activities you will be participating in online instruction through ReggieNet with a cohort of your peers and the workshop facilitators. There will also be three optional face-to-face workdays.

Time Commitment

You will learn to fully develop course materials (for example, a syllabus, learning outcomes, learning activities, assignments, and aligned assessments) while creating a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, reflection on teaching, and teaching development plan. The workload for this workshop is equivalent to a three-credit hour course taught during a compressed Summer schedule. Depending upon your level of experience, you can expect to invest about 10-13 hours per week.


You can download the full syllabus for this year's workshop. Please review it before applying for this workshop.

Stipends and Restrictions

Eligible participants will have $250 credited to their student accounts upon the successful completion of the workshop. Participants must be enrolled as a graduate student in the Fall 2019 semester in order to participate. This workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Apply Online before Friday, March 29 at 3 p.m.

As part of the application form, you will be asked to:

  • describe your teaching experience, future goals, why you’re interested in participating in the workshop (250-500 words)
  • describe the course you would like to develop or plan to teach (200-300 words)
  • describe how Illinois State University will benefit from your participation (200-300 words)
  • describe how you plan to accomplish the significant amount of work associated with this online workshop and how you plan to stay motivated for the duration of the summer (200-300 words)
  • include a description of your concerns and strengths as a teacher or future teacher (What excites you about teaching? What scares you about it, and what do you hope to be able to do as a result of this workshop?) (100-200 words)

Important: You will also need to have a graduate faculty member send a letter of recommendation. Details of the letter will be sent to the faculty member (you will need to include their ISU email address on the application form). The professor will need to email it to Julie-Ann McFann at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology by Friday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m. If you have questions, please call (309) 438-2542.


Contact workshop facilitator Julie-Ann McFann at

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please call the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.

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