Preparing for Careers in the Academy: PhDs and GTAs

The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (CTFE) is now accepting applications for our PROV 701 program, Preparing for Careers in the Academy. This program is geared towards advanced PhD and MFA students who are interested in joining the academic ranks after graduation.

The program overview and the application process can both be found online at

The deadline for applications for the 2015-16 program is Monday, March 30, 2015.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: