Associates are graduate students who have at least one semester of teaching experience* at VT and/or participated in curriculum development.

Graduate students interested in becoming Associates of the Academy are requested to prepare an application packet that includes the following:

• Letter of application (maximum of two pages) that should address:

  1. Reason for applying to the Academy
  2. How membership fits one’s professional goals
  3. Importance of teaching in the 21st century and beyond
  4. Illustration of commitment to inclusion and diversity in learning environments
  5. Expected contributions to the Academy

• Curriculum Vitae

• Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member or department representative

• Teaching Evaluations

These documents are submitted during application periods in the Fall and Spring semesters. Announcements regarding the application period and submission links may be found here.