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Applications are now available for the inaugural Course Design Institute for Early-Career Faculty.  UI academic administrators, including Associate Provost for Faculty and Professor of Human Physiology Kevin Kregel, have welcomed the new effort.  “The Institute will be designed to assist instructors in developing and incorporating effective, efficient teaching strategies into their courses,” Kregel says.  The Center for Teaching welcomes applications from instructors in their first three years of teaching at The University of Iowa.   Participants will receive guidance and support for designing or revising a course.  

The Course Design Institute is part of a larger initiative, sponsored by the ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Center for Teaching, to provide support for early career instructors.  Kregel says, “This initiative, which is an important investment in early-career instructors, encourages research-based strategies that support student learning and make teaching more rewarding.”

The Early Career Instructor Program offers professional development and enrichment to instructors in many areas, including strategies to:

  • balance teaching with research and other obligations, 
  • develop teaching portfolios and teaching philosophies,
  • design courses to maximize student learning,
  • employ effective and rewarding teaching pedagogies, and
  • expand mentorship networks.


For more information, please contact the Center for Teaching at or 335-6048.