FPP Eligibility and CUT Requirements

African American Studies 2nd-year Pan African Studies graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 5 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Anthropology All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 4 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Art & Music Histories All TAs
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 5 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Biology All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Chemistry All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • SCI 544 – Teaching of College Science
  • approved teaching portfolio
Communication and Rhetorical Studies All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in semi-monthly FPP colloquiums led by the CRS FPP Liaison
  • approved teaching portfolio
Earth Sciences All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Economics Participation restricted to PhD students; interview with faculty teaching mentor required
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • approved teaching portfolio
School of Education Participation restricted to PhD students, generally 2nd year and above
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 5 of 8 CUT seminars
  • publicly presented and approved teaching portfolio
Engineering and Computer Science Ph.D. students in their 2nd year or above
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 5 of 8 CUT seminars
  • attend at least 3 teaching/instructional seminars or workshops or discussion sessions per year sponsored by the College, any ECS Department or WISE
  • approved teaching portfolio
English Participation restricted to graduate students teaching in the English Department
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in formal monthly meetings organized by the FPP Faculty Coordinator with the Teaching Associates
  • approved teaching portfolio
Food Studies All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Geography 2nd-year TAs
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 5 of 8 CUT seminars
  • participation in formal meetings organized by the FPP Faculty Coordinator
  • approved teaching portfolio
History 2nd year and above, with excellent progress to degree; application required
  • ABD status
  • 2 years in FPP
  • TA for four semesters or independent teaching (usu. MAX course or HST 200)
  • participation in 2 CUT seminars or History FPP workshops
  • teaching portfolio approved by advisor and History Graduate Committee
Human Development and Family Science All M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Information Studies Participation restricted to PhD students
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • participation in iSchool FPP events
  • approved teaching portfolio
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics 2nd-year TAs, except if possessing a previous MA and TA experience. First-year TAs will be able to attend two to three core CUT seminars that will count towards the CUT during their second year.
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • publicly presented and approved teaching portfolio
Marriage and Family Therapy Participation restricted to PhD students, interview with faculty teaching mentor required
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Mathematics Participants must have passed the PhD qualifying examination
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • MAT 593 – History of Mathematics
  • approved teaching portfolio
Music All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 4 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Philosophy All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • approved teaching portfolio
Physics Participants must have passed the PhD qualifying examination
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Political Science Participation restricted to PhD students, usually 2nd year and above and usually with prior TA experience
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Psychology At least 1 prior year as TA, recommendation of PFL
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • approved teaching portfolio
Public Administration All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • Public Administration graduate students are ineligible to earn the CUT
Public Communications Participation restricted to PhD students teaching or co-teaching during the academic year
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in Newhouse Future of the Professoriate events (7-8 in 1st year, at least 4 in 2nd year)
  • participation in 4 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved online professional portfolio
  • positive evaluation and recommendation by the FPP Mentors Committee, department chair(s), and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Religion All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in Religion Department FPP events
  • approved teaching portfolio
School of Art All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in a minimum of 4 of 8 CUT seminars, recommend 6 of 8
  • approved teaching portfolio
Science Teaching PhD students, second year and above
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars, recommend 6 of 8
  • SCI 544 – Teaching of College Science
  • approved teaching portfolio
Social Science All matriculated PhD students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in a minimum of 4 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Sociology All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in department and university FPP programs
  • participation in a minimum of 4 of 8 CUT seminars. Attendance at the annual FPP conference may be substituted for 1 CUT seminar
  • teaching portfolio approved by the Director of Graduate Studies
SUNY-ESF Participation restricted to PhD students
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in a minimum of 5 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Transmedia All matriculated graduate students may participate
  • independent, mentored teaching experience
  • participation in 6 of 8 CUT seminars
  • approved teaching portfolio
Women’s and Gender Studies Participation restricted to CAS students holding TA appointment with WGS
  • per requirements of student’s doctoral degree-granting department or school/college
Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition Coming soon
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