For CEU Students

The Elkana Center prepares CEU doctoral students for academic careers and teaching in higher education. As a doctoral student, you are invited to join Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education and other courses, complete the teaching certificate, attend workshops, consult with Center faculty during your TA-ship or teaching, and more. Elkana Fellows and other doctoral students with an interest in higher education research also benefit from research workshops and events.

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A closeup of a certificate in a graduate's hands.Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education

The Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education assists students in their TA-ships, prepares them for academic teaching careers, & formally recognizes their accomplishments. It consists of coursework, embedded teaching experiences, & the creation of a teaching portfolio.

A PhD candidate presenting an academic poster to two engaged audience members.Courses

Learn more about Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education and further courses in the Certificate program here.


A guest speaker standing in front of a room of engaged faculty who are sitting at tables.Teaching-Related Workshops and Events

Learn more about the Elkana Center's specialized workshops and special events related to teaching in higher education. 


A speaker with microphone lecturing in front of an engaged audience, whose backs are turned away from the camera.Research-Related Workshops and Events

Learn more about our Elkana Seminar Series for Research In-Progress, conferences, & events related to research in higher education & in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), including the Global Observatory on Academic Freedom & Open Society Research Platform.  

Shelf of teaching-related books, such as "What the best college teachers do" and "Tools for teaching."

Teaching Resources

Learn more about teaching with technology and other teaching topics via these online resources. While informed by scholarship, they are authored by Center colleagues to reflect the specific needs, resources, and experiences of colleagues teaching at CEU. 

A glass globe sitting on a rock in front of a lake.Global Teaching Fellows

Elkana Center colleagues mentor Global Teaching Fellows in their teaching at partner universities. This initiative is supported by the OSUN DTP program and is open to advanced CEU doctoral students, recent CEU graduates, and select CIVICA partners. 

Close up on two students in discussion.Working with Teaching Assistants

TA-ships are a vital stage in doctoral students’ development as early-career teachers and enhance the learning of students in the course. Elkana Center colleagues support both TAs and faculty working with them to benefit the most from this experience. 

A pair of glasses lying on an open notebook next to a laptop.Teaching Observations

Teaching observations are a required component of the Certificate program, but are also an enriching experience of reflection and discovery for TAs and instructors who wish to voluntarily engage in peer- or Elkana Center-led observation.

A woman engaged in conversation in front of an open laptop.Consultations

Teaching assistants, instructors, and others with teaching responsibilities are invited to contact us for consultations on teaching-related issues.