Science Teaching Effectiveness Program for Upcoming Professors (STEP-UP)

STEP-UP provides trainees with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to be successful educators in academic positions. 

The STEP-UP series

Why is this important?

Developing teaching skills and experience will:

  • Improve your communication skills.
  • Help you determine whether teaching is really a part of what you want to do.
  • Give you a leg up on your competition in your search for an academic position, particularly at teaching-focused institutions.
  • Prepare you for your first teaching assignment as a professor, so you can focus on setting up your lab and getting grants in your first years before tenure.