According to PhD Career Pathways data, PhD alumni working in academia for whom teaching is a primary responsibility felt less well-prepared for their careers than do PhD alumni for whom research is primary. Applicants were invited to design a project to better prepare humanities doctoral students for diverse teaching roles.

We invited institutions to promote work that

  • Develops and pilots Preparing Future Faculty modules that prepare students for careers at institutions where teaching responsibilities are primary;
  • incorporates diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into teaching preparation programs for doctoral students;
  • provides current doctoral students with opportunities to teach and receive mentoring at community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and master’s institutions;
  • provides information and opportunities to learn about new technologies of curricular development and instruction (e.g. instructional design, teaching and learning in an online environment) and/or
  • provides information and opportunities to learn about other functional areas of the university and their role in supporting the university mission.

Participating Institution

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Humanities Certification in ASU-CIRTL model
Elizabeth Wentz, PI, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate College