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Jr. Faculty Spring 2020 Teaching Series, wksp #1: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure

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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Feb 12, 2020   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
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Cheelan Bo-Linn

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  


Session 1: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure


Teaching philosophy statements are requested for a variety of reasons: job applications, teaching awards, grant proposals, and formal evaluations. On our campus, faculty submit a teaching statement as part of the promotion and tenure packet and for the annual review in many of the departments. A teaching statement that accurately describes and documents your teaching, in addition, to your philosophy, can promote reflection and new approaches for teaching, in addition to documenting your efforts. We will share the characteristics of effective teaching statements and the most common areas where they can be improved. 


This interactive workshop will be helpful to those who want to begin or revise their teaching philosophy statements for their annual reviews and P&T portfolios. This session is targeted for faculty, but open to all. Resources and handouts provided.  


This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.


Please mark these dates on your calendar

Wed, Feb. 12, 2020      Session 1: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

Wed, Feb. 19, 2020      Session 2: Effective Team Projects and Student   Teams: What, How and Why

Wed, Feb. 26, 2020      Session 3: "Art of the Lecture Series" - Engaging Students through Active Learning *

Wed, Mar 4, 2020       Session 4: Cheating: An Inappropriate Student Response to an Ineffective Learning Environment

Th, Mar 5, 2020          Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Harnessing the Science of Emotion to Spark Learning”  (Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, C)

Wed, Mar 11, 2020     Session 5: "Art of the Lecture Series" - Leveraging Multimedia Instruction *

* Each semester, we will identify special topics or issues that are especially relevant in transforming traditional lectures to a more dynamic lecture method of teaching.






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