National Workshops and Meetings

Through an annual travel allowance, TEACRS trainees have the opportunity to attend national conferences and meetings related to their research and to career development, such as those listed below.

Lilly Conferences on College & University Teaching

January 5-7, 2017, Austin, TX
February 23-26, 2017, Anaheim, CA
June 1-4, 2016 Bethesda, MD

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National Effective Teaching Institute

January 7-9, 2017, San Diego, CA
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Note that this conference is particularly useful for those interested in teaching in the engineering field.

ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators

July 27-30, 2017, Denver, CO

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This interactive conference includes plenary, poster and exhibit sessions on effective teaching strategies with the goal of improving teaching and learning in the biological sciences.

Note that this conference is highly recommended by TEACRS alumni and is not just for microbiologists.

National Teaching Professor Technology Conference

June 2-4, 2017, St Louis, MO

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ACS Academic Employment Initiative

August 21, 2017, Washington, DC

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New England Science Symposium

March 25, 2017
Abstract Deadline: January 5, 2017
Joseph B Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School

This event is hosted by Harvard Medical School in collaboration with Boston area universities and provides a chance for students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research, exchange ideas about career development and expand their professional network.  Participation by trainees from groups that are under-represented in science is encouraged.

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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Summer Workshop
May 15-19, 2017, Buffalo, NY

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Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching

Regional Sites Available, Dates TBA

In these workshops, participants learn practical strategies for enhancing student learning using principles of active learning, assessment, and inclusive teaching. Activities include reflective writing, planning, reading, researching, discussing teaching methods and philosophy, interactive presentations, and developing teaching materials. By the end of an institute, participants will have observed, evaluated, and collected a portfolio of innovative teaching approaches and instructional materials that are ready to be adopted and adapted to their own science teaching environments.

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2016 IRACDA Conference

University of Alabama - Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, June 4-16, 2017
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Early Registration Deadline: TBA

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This meeting brings together IRADCA programs to share information related to enhancing teaching partnerships, mentoring undergraduates, curriculum, and professional development activities and workshops that will help postdocs broaden their skill set, as they work toward their career goals.