|Learning about teaching||Instructional practice||Mentorship on teaching||Reflection on instructional practice
In order to complete this requirement, participants must complete a 2-page teaching philosophy statement.
Reflection on Instructional Practice
Resources and Support:
Rubric, Examples, and Consultations on Teaching Philosophy Statements
CRLT Rubric for Statements of Teaching Philosophy
Developed from CRLT's national research on how departmental search committees for faculty hiring evaluate statements of teaching philosophy.
Examples of Teaching Philosophy Statements and other Resources
This page on CRLT's website contains links to examples of teaching philosophy statements from a variety of disciplines as well as additional resources on preparing one's teaching philosophy statement.
Consultations on Teaching Philosophy Statements
GSIs may request a consultation with a trained Graduate Student Instructional Consultant on developing a teaching philosophy statement. GSIs should use the resources below to prepare a draft of their teaching philosophy statement BEFORE requesting a consultation.
Publications on Preparing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
- O'Neal, C., Meizlish, D., and M. Kaplan. (2007). Writing a statement of teaching philosophy for the academic job search. CRLT Occasional Papers, 23. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
- Chism, N.V.N. (1997-1998). Developing a philosophy of teaching statement. Essays on teaching excellence: Towards the best in the academy. 9(3). Athens, GA: New Forums Press and the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.
- Kaplan, M. (1998). The teaching portfolio. CRLT Occasional Papers, 11. Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Workshops on Preparing a Teaching Philosophy Statement Offered by CRLT
- CRLT Seminar Series
A workshop on preparing a teaching philosophy statement is offered each semester. Open to all graduate students.
- Rackham-CRLT May Preparing Future Faculty Seminar
This month-long Seminar helps advanced graduate students prepare for their first faculty teaching jobs. Participants develop and receive feedback on their teaching philosophy statement during the Seminar. Enrollment is limited and by competitive application.