IMCI is continuing its support of our Carpentries workshops so that another cohort of instructors can participate in pedagogy training and become Carpentries instructors. IMCI asks you to teach at least one workshop or co-teach two workshops at U of I after we sponsor your training.

For BCB graduate students, helping with these workshops may satisfy the teaching requirements of your degree (contact Dr. Tank for details).

For postdocs and graduate students wanting teaching experience, we will set up the workshops as official BCB504 courses. 

The instructor training does not teach technical skills but is a way to brush up on teaching methods, best practices for live-coding, and how to facilitate an inclusive learning environment. Of note, Carpentries-trained instructors have the option of being part of a nation-wide pool of instructors available for hire (paid travel) by other institutions.

For more information, contact JT Van Leuven or feel free to email any of the past instructors.

If you are interested in becoming a Carpentries instructor,
please reach out to