The REACH-UP IRACDA Program is a four-year program, with an overall time distribution of 75 percent research commitment and 25 percent teaching commitment. Post-doc scholars will engage in research each year of the program. This is how each year in the REACH-UP IRACDA Program breaks down for our post-doctoral scholars:
In the first year post-docs will:
- Establish a research program
- Participate in teaching, professional development and Responsible Conduct of Research workshops
- Organize the IRACDA Research Symposium involving IRACDA post-docs, teaching campus faculty and students
Second year post-docs will:
- Observe classes on their chosen teaching campus.
- Confer with teaching partner faculty to determine courses to teach during the second to fourth years.
- Prepare to balance flexible course instruction and productive research.
- The classes instructed will incorporate active learning strategies and research topics.
Second Half of Second Year-Fourth Year
Post-docs in their the second half of their year to their fourth year will:
- Teach or co-teach a total of two classes at partner institutions. They will receive feedback and advice to improve their teaching.
- Mentor a few students who want to progress to graduate school.
- Publish research findings and prepare to apply for jobs.