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Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Week 6: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:00-noon
144 Knight Library (Edmiston Classroom)
To register email tep@uoregon.edu

Facilitator: Jason Schreiner, Teaching Effectiveness Program

A statement of teaching philosophy is a short narrative about your teaching that explains your teaching strategies and goals in the terms of your discipline and in the context of the teaching positions you have held and seek to hold. Teaching statements are often an essential element of job applications for academic positions and for promotion and tenure review. This workshop will review formats and best practices for writing a statement of teaching philosophy. You will also begin the writing process and leave with a draft outline of a teaching statement. Graduate students, adjunct instructors who plan to apply for academic positions, and newly-hired faculty in particular will benefit from this workshop.