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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.