Tomorrow's Professor Today

Eligibility & Expectations


All UVA graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are eligible for this program. Those interested in pursuing academic positions after leaving UVA will find the program most beneficial. In order to complete all program requirements, participants are recommended to have at least two years remaining at UVA. Please consult the FAQ page if you have additional questions regarding whether you’re eligible for the program or whether it is suitable for your professional development needs.


Participants in the Tomorrow’s Professors Today Tier 1 program are required to:

  • Attend the TPT informational orientation.

  • Attend the CTE's TAGS workshop (TAGS attendance prior to joining TPT counts toward program requirements).

  • Attend at least one TPT-sponsored event each semester while in the program.

  • Contribute to the collegiality of the program.

  • Support program feedback and assessment initiatives.

  • Keep a record of their progress in the program through a Digication e-portfolio.

  • Keep program coordinators informed of progress.

Participants in Tier 2 are required to fulfill the above obligations, plus:

  • Participate in the c3Design hybrid pedagogy seminar with other program participants.

  • Select a program advisor to mentor your work in the program. Although your advisor can come from inside or outside your department, we suggest choosing someone who will take the time to talk about teaching and professional growth, who can speak to your specific disciplinary context as a graduate student and/or future faculty member, and who might serve as your advocate in the future.

More about enrolling in the program.

More about the various program components for each tier.

Example of how a participant might complete program requirements in a two-year time period.

List of the program's most commonly asked questions.

Lists of different types of resources you might helpful during your graduate studies.