What is Your Teaching Philosophy?
If you don't know, come to the Teaching Philosophy Workshop Series. Most academic institutions ask for applicants who are applying for an assistant professor position to submit a teaching statement/philosophy. Come find out how to articulate your philosophy in a concise essay.
This is a 2-part workshop offered once or twice a year. If you have a statement you're working on, please suggest we offer the workshop or make an appointment with Cindy Tobery.
Montell, G. "How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy." The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 27, 2003. This article is available online at this address: http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Write-a-Statement-of/45133/ (link will open in new window)
Austin, R. N. "Writing the Teaching Statement." Science Careers from the journal Science. April 14, 2006. This article is available online at this address: http://tinyurl.com/sciencecareersteachingstatemen (link will open in new window)
Ohio State University Faculty and TA Development page "Writing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement" available at
http://ucat.osu.edu/read/teaching-portfolio/philosophy (link will open in new window)
"Questions about Teaching" for the job interview, compiled by Nanda Dimitrov, Associate Director of the Teaching Support Centre, University of Western Ontario may also be helpful: http://compfaqs.org//AcademicJobInterview/HomePage (link will open in new window)
The Professor Is In post: "The Dreaded Teaching Statement: Eight Pitfalls" http://theprofessorisin.com/2011/09/16/thedreadedteachingstatement/ (link will open in new window)
McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning - "Preparing a Teaching Dossier" http://cll.mcmaster.ca/resources/pdf/DossierPackage_Web.pdf (link will open in new window)
Last Updated: 9/17/15