Developing your Teaching Philosophy Statement Jan. 28 & 30


January 28, 2015

Virtually all job-postings for faculty positions in the US require applicants to submit a Teaching Philosophy Statement. While the format, length and emphasis of a teaching philosophy may vary considerably across institutions, disciplines and positions, many elements of a TPS are invariant. In this 2-day, hands-on workshop, led by Amanda Sobel from the Writing & Communications Center (WCC)  and Janet Rankin from the Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL), participants  will:

·         Discuss the elements of an effective teaching philosophy statement
·         Assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of TPSs from various disciplines
·         Brainstorm ways to incorporate goals, strategies and evidence in their own statements
·         Consider writing and communication strategies and practices to improve the impact of their TPSs
·         Draft sections of their own teaching philosophy statements
·         Provide feedback to, and receive feedback from peers on elements of their TPSs

The workshop will be held January 28 & 30 from 11am-3pm.
Sign-up by January 27. Enrollment limited to 20 participants.
Contact Leann Dobranksi (E39-207) at leann@mit.edu with questions.

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