Developing Teaching Professionals

 Developing Teaching Professionals

The Developing Teaching Professionals (DTP) program strengthens training, mentoring, and ongoing support for those teaching in higher education in OSUN institutions. Students deserve – and regulators and other stakeholders increasingly demand - quality teaching and with it, attention to the initial pedagogical training and ongoing development of faculty. At the same time, students rightly demand educators create more inclusive learning experiences and narrow inequalities within the classroom, while also meaningfully engaging technology and putting students at the center of teaching.


DTP delivers a research-informed, systematic, and scalable approach to pedagogical training, mentorship, and continuing support for teachers in higher education. It supports, in particular, early-career teachers (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and new faculty) and academics in the Global South in their teaching. It both works directly with teachers and partners with centers for teaching & learning and similar units that support faculty teaching. In all its initiatives, it seeks to improve overall educational quality and help equalize student opportunities through inclusive and diversity-supporting pedagogies.


DTP is a collaborative project. Current contributing partners span four continents and include the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek), Bard College (Annandale, New York), Central European University (Vienna), the European University Institute (Florence), the London School of Economics, and Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), Furthermore, programs and support are available to all members of the CIVICA and OSUN networks. The CEU’s Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) provides personnel and organizational coordination.

For all enquiries, please contact the DTP project lead and director of the CEU’s Center for Teaching & Learning, Dr. Michael Kozakowski (

Find out more about the DTP Project on the OSUN website.