Greenberg PhD Seminars for Effective Teaching

The Greenberg Seminars for Effective Teaching is now a one-credit course, The Art of Teaching, that is offered each spring semester for PhD students who want to learn more about educational pedagogy. Designed as a complement to the PhD academic experience, the Greenberg PhD Seminars for Effective Teaching provide a hands-on, practical introduction to professional development and classroom techniques. PhD students are eligible to participant at any time during their PhD program. There is no tuition fee for the course. For more information, please contact Maria De Jesus, Associate Director for Teaching and Learning at 202-885-2117.

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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.