Professional Development 

Grant and Study Opportunities

Chautauqua Program: Funded by National Science Foundation. Chautauqua Short Courses are an annual series of forums aimed to enable undergraduate teachers in the sciences to keep their teaching current with respect to both content and pedagogy by meeting with scholars of the various sciences for several days.
 
Fullbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange: The Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program provides opportunities for qualified educators to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for six weeks, a semester, or a full academic year. The purpose of the program is to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries through educational exchange. In exchanging positions with foreign teachers or administrators, program participants have the opportunity to live and work in the cultures of their host countries, an experience which has benefits for the teachers, their schools, and their communities.
 
Internationalizing the Curriculum: Study with CIEE, the leading non-profit, non-governmental international educaiton organization. Seminars include lectures, site visits, and discussions with overseas academics and colleagues allowing participants to incorporate an international dimension into their administration, course design, research, and teaching.

Teaching and Learning Grant Opportunities: The National Teaching and Learning Forum, has identified several of interest to faculty and instructional development specialists for enhancing their teaching and curriculum development. 

Other Opportunities:

Become an AP Exam Reader: Learn to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. A Chief Reader, a college professor, who ensures students receive grades that accurately reflect college-level achievement, leads AP Exam Readers throught the process. Readers find the experience an intensive collegial exchange, in which they can receive professional support and training.

Teaching Conference Opportunities:

Lilly Conferences: are weekend conferences where internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators from all over the world to discuss topics such as gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning, and evaluating teaching.

The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching: is a peer-reviewed journal published by and for faculty at universities and two/four-year colleges to increase communication among faculty about their classroom experiences, student learning through effective teaching, and interest and enthusiasm for the profession of college teaching.

The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching: (ISSN 1052-4800) is a peer-reviewed journal published at Miami University by and for faculty at universities and two/four-year colleges to address issues related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Its goal is to increase student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences.