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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PROF-it 2008-2013

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

2 thoughts on “PROF-it: Professors-in-Training

  1. 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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