MSU-BEST: a professional development program for postdocs and PhD students in biomedical sicence and engineering fields. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), MSU BEST helps students better understand the possible career landscape for biomedical PhDs through participation in a multi-year cohort program.
Certification in College Teaching Program (CCTP): The CCTP is an initiative of the Graduate School, in partnership with MSU Colleges, that helps graduate students and postdocs organize, develop, and document their teaching experiences. Through a series of focused workshops, a class on disciplinary teaching methods, and a mentored project, participants will build and consolidate their preparation for college and university teaching. The program culminates with the development of an e-portfolio that will help students prepare for academic job interviews and plan for their professional development as early career faculty.
Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellows: The FAST Fellowship program is a training opportunity sponsored by the Graduate School and the NSF-funded Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). The FAST Fellowship Program provides opportunities for a diverse group of graduate students to have mentored teaching experiences and to gain familiarity with materials on teaching and assessment techniques.
Lyman Briggs SUTL (Scholarship of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning) Fellows: Graduate students selected for this full-year program work with an LBC faculty member on a new or existing disciplinary-based edcuation research (DBER), scholarship of teaching (SoTL), or action research project.
RCAH Graduate Fellowship Program: The Residential College for Arts and Humanities and the Graduate School jointly sponsor graduate fellowship programs for doctoral students with interests in teaching, learning, engagement, and assessment in higher education. Each fellow undertakes a year-long project aimed at contributing directly to the scholarship of teaching, especially in the humanities, language proficiency, visual & performing arts and civic engagement.
Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Teaching Fellowship Program (IIT): The IIT fellowship program seeks to enrich the professional development experience of graduate students by placing them in an environment with a tradition of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Fellows work with James Madison faculty and engage in structured discussions about pedagogy and practice, interdisciplinary course design and curriculum development and general interaction with undergraduates.
Bailey Scholars Program Fellows: The BSP offers the opportunity for graduate students in any discipline to work in the Bailey Scholars program, an undergraduate learning community focused on innovative teaching and learning practices. Graduate students spend a semester paired with a faculty member in the classroom, where they learn about the pedagogy of a learning-centered organization.
Graduate Certification in Community Engagement: This certificate program prepares students for academic and professional careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement. The Certification is designed to help graduate and professional students develop systemic, thoughtful, and scholarly approaches to their community engaged work.
Graduate School Writing Fellows in the Disciplines: Advanced doctoral students complete a short traiing in the fall semester that prepares them to facilitate graduate working groups within their departments or programs. Over the course of the year, these groups will provide a peer context for refining professional writing, setting and meeting specific writing goals, and working through drafts of dissertations, proposals, and articles.