Program Timeline

MERIT Program Timeline ‘At a Glance’

Year 1:

  • Research
    • Formulate ‘Personal Research Skills Development Plan'
    • Begin research training with selected Research Mentor
    • Complete Research Ethics Training
    • Participate in Professional Skills Workshops

 

  • Teaching
    • Formulate ‘Personal Teaching Skills Development Plan'
    • Participate in teaching-related coursework at UAB
    • Observe on-going classes at Oakwood and Stillman
    • Select Teaching Mentor from Oakwood or Stillman
    • Mentor undergraduate summer research intern

 Year 2:

  • Research
    • Participate in Professional Skills Workshops
    • Attend and present research findings at a national scientific meeting
    • Publish research findings

 

  • Teaching
    • Participate in on-going classes at Oakwood or Stillman
    • Prepare course for Year 3 with teaching mentor
    • Complete teaching-related coursework at UAB
    • Mentor undergraduate summer intern
    • Complete CIRTL Associate Certificate

 

Year 3:

  • Research
    • Participate in Professional Skills Workshops
    • Attend and present research findings at a national scientific meeting
    • Publish research findings

 

  • Teaching
    • Teach prepared course with Teaching Mentor
    • Mentor undergraduate summer intern

 Year 4:

  • Research
    • Participate in Professional Skills Workshops
    • Attend and present research findings at a national scientific meeting
    • Publish research findings

 

  • Teaching
    • Complete CIRTL Practitioner Certificate
    • Implement job search and job placement