Developing Your Teaching Philosophy

Many academic employers require a teaching philosophy statement as part of the application process. In this asynchronous 2-week 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 on activities designed to help you begin writing or revising your own statement or responding to work generated by others in the workshop.  We will also host two identical and optional one-hour synchronous Q&A sessions for those enrolled in the workshop (Friday, 10/2 at 9:00 am and Friday, 10/9 at 2:00 pm).


About our online asynchronous workshops:

Our asynchronous online workshops are delivered in Canvas over 5 days (beginning on Monday at 8:00 am and ending on the following Friday at 11:59 pm) or 2 weeks. Participants are able to contribute independently at their own pace over the workshop period; however, there may be intermittent deadlines to optimize participant interaction. The workshops will require approximately 2-3 hours of engagement, including reading about evidence-based practices, viewing multimedia, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting reflective assignments.  The optional synchronous sessions are made available for participants to engage with each other and the facilitators in real-time, to ask questions, share practices and get feedback on their implementation plans.

Event Information
Graduate Students
U-M Graduate Teacher Certificate:
Not eligible for Certificate
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