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National Workshops & Meetings

scholars at a seminar

Through an annual travel allowance, TEACRS scholars 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

November 16-19, 2017, Oxford, OH

January 4-6, 2018, Austin, TX

February 22-25, 2018 Anaheim, CA

June 18-20, 2018, Traverse City, MI


National Effective Teaching Institute

January 3-5, 2018, San Diego, CA

June 21-23, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

August 1-2, 2018, Philadelphia, PA


Note that this conference is particularly useful for those interested in teaching in the engineering field.

ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators

July 26-29, 2017, Austin, TX


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 1-3, 2018, Atlanta, GA


ACS Academic Employment Initiative

March 18-22, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Information available soon; check for specific dates

New England Science Symposium

April 8, 2018

Abstract Deadline: January 4, 2018

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.


National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Summer Workshop



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.



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.