Jump-Start Program on Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Active Learning Classroom (ALC, Eads 016), Danforth Campus
Washington University graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate in The Teaching Center’s Jump-Start Program on Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (TPS).
The program combines instruction in writing a statement with the opportunity to participate in small, peer-review writing groups, and the structure to write and revise 2-3 drafts of the TPS over a 4-week period. Participants will be required to attend 2 seminar meetings as well as 2 writing-group meetings.
The Jump-Start Program is ideal for graduate students and postdocs who are
Preparing to apply for faculty positions
Able to invest time this spring in a peer-review process that can help produce an improved Teaching Philosophy Statement
Interested in gathering, utilizing, and contributing peer feedback during the process of writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Looking to fulfill the Teaching Philosophy Statement requirement for one of The Teaching Center’s professional development programs
Registration is required.
Facilitated by Emily Cohen-Shikora, Program Manager, SoTL Fellowship Program, The Teaching Center.
Prerequisite: Before participating in the Jump-Start program, all participants will need to attend the Teaching Center’s workshop on Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement. If you have not attended this workshop in the past, one will be offered on the Danforth campus on March 8th, two weeks before the Jump-Start program begins. See Events page for details and registration.
Jump-Start Program Meeting Dates (all meetings will take place in the Active Learning Classroom, Eads 016, Danforth Campus):
Wednesday, March 23, 4-5:30 pm – Seminar 1: Conducting Peer Review
Wednesday, March 30, 4-5:30 pm – Peer-Group Meeting 1
Wednesday, April 6, 4-5:30 pm – Peer-Group Meeting 2
Wednesday, April 13, 4-5:30 pm – Seminar 2: Final Peer-Review Opportunity and Program Wrap-Up