AAC&U

At this year’s association of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) conference, insidehighered.com’s Scott Jaschik talked about the need for R1 institutions to better train doctoral students for teaching careers.

If you’re looking to make a career at a teaching-intensive institution, AAC&U is one of the organizations you should follow. It focuses on student success, liberal education, high-impact practices, and other elements of providing excellent undergraduate education.

Familiarize yourself with its publications and its initiatives. Many of the publications are downloadable for free; others might be available through your graduate school or employing institution’s institutional membership.

Their work on what employers want from recent graduates is very influential, and being conversant in that kind of information shows that you are concerned about the students you want to teach.

Knowing organizations such as AAC&U can help make you a better teacher and a better job candidate.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s