BETTR - an IRACDA Program

Program

 
 
 

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Bronx N.Y. 10461
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Prior to entering the BETTR program, Scholars will spend a year at Einstein establishing their research project. This year will be funded by the Research mentor. During the first year in the program (second year in postdoctoral training), scholars will additionally choose a teaching mentor at both of our partner institutions and spend 25% of their time in the development of teaching skills. During the second year, scholars will spend their teaching effort (25%) with hands-on teaching and in course development in collaboration with their mentors, which they will teach during the third year. Scholars will work to achieve research excellence by actively pursuing their own research projects, presenting at scientific conferences, and attending research-focused workshops, all of which will culminate in the submission of a career development grant application.

 

  Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Research Choose a Mentor and begin laboratory research

 

Attend and present at departmental seminars

 

Set up Research Advisory Committee

Continue laboratory research

 

Attend national research meeting

 

Attend and present at departmental seminars

 

Review by Research Advisory Committee

 

Continue laboratory research

 

Attend national research meeting

 

Attend and present at departmental seminars

 

Review by Research Advisory Committee

 

Continue laboratory research

 

Attend national research meeting

 

Attend and present at departmental seminars

 

Write and submit Career Development Grant

Courses and Workshops Course:

Responsible Conduct of Research

 

Workshops:

Writing for Research Publication

 

Course:

Fundamentals of Course Design and Teaching

 

Workshops:

Teaching Development Workshop organized by the Teaching Intensive Institution

Workshops:

Classroom Assessment

 

Grant writing

 

Improving the Outcome

Anatomy of a Teaching Portfolio

Workshops:

How a faculty search committee works

 

How to talk the talk and negotiate for what you want

 

Teaching

No Activities – 100% support by mentor

 

Tour Partner Institutions and assess teaching opportunities

Plan mentoring program for undergraduate student  for summer in research lab and begin program

 

Choose teaching mentor at Lehman and Hostos

 

Assist in teaching a course at Lehman and Hostos.

 

Set up and meet with Teaching Advisory Committee

 

 

Develop course to be taught at partner institution with teaching mentor

 

Mentor undergraduate summer student in research lab

 

Prepare and deliver sample class to BETTR group and Teaching Advisory Committee

 

Review by Teaching Advisory Committee

Teach course with mentor at Lehman

 

Mentor undergraduate in research lab;

 

Evaluation of mentoring program

 

Prepare statement of teaching philosophy

 

Assemble Teaching Portfolio

 

Review by Teaching Advisory Committee

Enrichment Activities

Complete an Individual Career Development Plan

 

 

Workshops: 

Time Management

CV/Resume Clinic

Attend annual IRACDA meeting

 

Research Science day at Lehman

 

BETTR Monthly meeting

 

Workshops: 

PowerPoint Presentations

Clickers- A teaching tool

Team Based Learning

Attend annual IRACDA meeting

 

Research Science day at Lehman

 

BETTR Monthly meeting

 

Workshops: 

From PhD to tenure track faculty at a Liberal Arts College

 

Attend annual IRACDA meeting

 

Research Science day at Lehman

 

BETTR Monthly meeting

 

Deliver Job talk, Chalk talk and Teaching lecture to IRACDA group

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