Wednesday, August 8, 2007: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
Guadalupe, San Jose Marriott
WK 23 - Writing a "teaching philosophy" statement: Models and suggestions
Although graduate students and recent PhDs applying for university or college jobs must submit a statement of “teaching philosophy” many don’t know what to say or describe. In this workshop we will look at several statements written by ecology graduate students and at feedback from experienced faculty to develop criteria for a well-written statement of teaching philosophy. Our discussion will include different learning styles, teaching approaches, and the meanings of terms such as "inquiry," "student-active," and "evaluation." We will draw from our experiences on search/hiring and tenure committees at three different types of institutions--a large public research university, a medium-sized public primarily undergraduate university, and a small private college. We will answer questions you may have about teaching in these settings.
Organizer:Charlene D'Avanzo, Hampshire College
Co-organizer:John C. Moore, Colorado State University

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