with Erin Horan (Center for Teaching, Research & Learning), Stephanie Ko (Center for Teaching, Research & Learning), and Kim Westemeier (Center for Teaching, Research & Learning)
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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.
By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
(a) Describe what a teaching philosophy/statement is.
(b) Write and/or revise your teaching philosophy informed by current and best practices in higher education.