Monday, May 17

Teaching Portfolio Part 1 of N: Writing a Teaching Philosophy

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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with Erin Horan (Center for Teaching, Research & Learning), Stephanie Ko (Center for Teaching, Research & Learning), and Kim Westemeier (Center for Teaching, Research & Learning)

With the recent changes made by the Faculty Senate regarding the assessment of teaching at American University, there are now many ways to demonstrate your teaching excellence, including through a teaching portfolio. A critical component of the portfolio is the teaching philosophy. A teaching philosophy provides you with an opportunity to convey your teaching values and express how those values inform your instructional practices. In this workshop, we will introduce the basic components of a teaching philosophy statement and guide you through the process of conceptualizing and articulating your priorities and goals as an instructor.

Being a Part of DC, Not Apart from DC: A Community-Based Learning Faculty Workshop (Part 2)

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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with Marcy Campos (Center for Community Engagement & Service), Maren Burling (Center for Community Engagement & Service), and Arianna Lopez (Center for Community Engagement & Service)

This session focuses on (re)designing a course syllabus to incorporate Community-Based Learning & Research (CBLR), a pedagogy that deepens student learning through collaboration with a nonprofit or school in the DC area. This “high impact practice” advances AU’s Strategic Plan and helps students better understand issues that impact local residents and organizations. Participants will discuss best practices and challenges for collaboration with community partners, compare direct services, project-based work, and community-based research, and explore ways to incorporate critical thinking and reflection