Developing Your Teaching Philosophy: An Online Workshop

Many academic employers require a teaching philosophy statement as part of the application process. In this online workshop, you will learn about research on hiring committees’ use of teaching philosophy statements, examine sample philosophies, and work through activities designed to help you start writing or effectively revise your own statement. 

The workshop activities are designed to take 2-3 hours to complete, and much of that time will be spent working on your own statement and responding to others' statements. The workshop will take place in Canvas and will run from September 14 through September 28. You should receive an invitation to the Canvas site on Wednesday, September 13. If you do not receive an invitation by Thursday, September 14, please check your spam folder first and then email us at
Four activities are required to complete the online workshop. The four steps and the timeline for them are detailed below. We'll send you reminder emails along the way so you don't miss any steps.

1. Begin with the introduction to the workshop. Then engage with the major topics of the workshop through readings and short written responses. 
2. Draft key portions of your statement of teaching philosophy using a detailed prompt.
3. Comment on at least three drafts written by other participants. 
4. Complete a survey about your experience with the online workshop. 

Steps 1 and 2 must be completed between Thursday, 9/14 and Wednesday, 9/20.
Step 3 must be completed between Thursday, 9/21 and Sunday, 9/24.
Step 4 must be completed between by Thursday, 9/28.
We also offer the same information in an interactive session that will be held from 1pm-3pm on 10/3. Information about the interactive session can be accessed by clicking here.
Event Information
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:01am - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:59pm
Nicole Tuttle, Instructional Consultant, CRLT
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate