Greenberg PhD Seminars for Effective Teaching
This new course, previously known as the Greenberg Seminars for Teaching Excellence was originally designed by American University’s former Provost, Milton Greenberg. In his own words, the program:
Began as a government funded experiment and is now widely imitated in major universities. Three ideas underlie the Greenberg Seminar. First, teaching is both an art and science that can be learned through experiential study and practice. There is more to teaching than talking or listening for 50 minutes. Second, teaching should be prized as highly as research. There is no inherent conflict in being a both a scholar and a teacher and dedicating time and energy to their enhancement. Third, college and university teaching represents more than expertise in a scholarly discipline. It means that you are privileged to be part of an extended community that constitutes one of the most important professions in the world.
Year 2 Faculty Observations
Please contact your assigned mentor and send them your CV so they can get to know your background.
The AU Greenberg mentee will observe 2 – 3 classes and, in consultation with the faculty mentor, choose 1 or 2 of the following options (based on the mentors, interest, time, and comfort level):
- Observe office hours for 1-2 hours, if faculty mentor is comfortable
- Observe faculty mentor grading assignments
- Observe faculty mentor preparing for a class
Articles to Review:
Boundaries with Office Hours
How to Be an Academic Without Working 60 Hours a Week
Using Office Hours Effectively