Getting Started on Your Teaching Statement
Session Format: In-person
Intended Audience: Graduate Students, Postdocs
Session Abstract: A teaching statement (or teaching philosophy) describes your core beliefs about teaching and learning and provides concrete examples of how they are implemented in the classroom. Many academic employers require a teaching philosophy statement as part of the application process. In this 90 minute in-person workshop, you will learn about research on search committees’ use of teaching statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help you begin the process of writing a teaching statement. This workshop is designed to introduce the teaching statement genre and effective strategies to formulate and write one. Participants are not expected to bring a completed teaching statement.