PROF-it: Professors-in-Training

PROF-it: Professors in Training, is a program for graduate students that provides opportunities for training and hands-on teaching. Our partners include: UMBC’s Office of Undergraduate Education and the “Introduction to an Honors University” program, Howard University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC), Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), and Prince Georges Community College (PGCC).  Additional partners will be added through the PROMISE Pathways program.

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Author:Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (, and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – The PROMISE AGEP includes alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park. She is passionate about training postdocs for careers, cultivating new graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, retention of all graduate students, and Ph.D. Completion. She speaks nationally on these topics, and has projects in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Puerto Rico. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Google+ Follow on Twitter:

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2 Comments on “PROF-it: Professors-in-Training”

  1. August 26, 2011 at 9:46 AM #

    Students from UMBC: We’re sharing this information from the first part of the today’s seminar on Teaching and Learning, Speaker – Jill Randles, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

    If you’re interested in learning more about the “First Year Experience” seminar:

    Join us for lunch on Wednesday, September 28, 12:00 – 1:00 in Commons 329 to
    learn more about two great teaching opportunities for graduate students
    within our First Year Experience program.

    Two Teaching Opportunities available:
    IHU – Introduction to an Honors University
    TRS – Transfer Student Seminar

    Please RSVP by Monday, September 19 to Barbara Smith,

    More information about the First Year Seminar:

    Jill Randles discussed this program at today’s Teaching and Learning Seminar/TA Training. She encourages graduate students to RSVP for the lunch on Sept. 28 to learn more. Former graduate students who have taken advantage of this opportunity have found it to be very rewarding.


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