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

The goal of the Science Teaching Effectiveness Program for Upcoming Professors (STEP-UP) Series is to provide UCSF research trainees with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to be successful as an educator in an academic position. 

 

 

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.