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. 

 

Next Events:

  • Science Education Journal Club
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in MH 1108
    • Friday, March 23, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in MH 1109
    • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in MH 1109
  • STEP-UP Course
    • Starting Thursday, April 19, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018
  • STEP-UP Advanced
    • Starting Wednesday, May 16, 2018 through Friday, June 1, 2018

 

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.