Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Theme: How well designed and implemented are your courses to maximize your students being successful learners?
Student thrive when they feel personally validated, have a growth mindset, and active involvement. Faculty play a critical role in creating this type of culture where students can be successful.
We are pleased to be meeting in person again! Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Great conversations and handouts guanteed.
Session 2: Creating a Reflective Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure
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, in addition for teaching awards and grant proposals. A teaching statement that accurately describes and documents your teaching, in addition, to your philosophy, can promote reflection and new approaches for teaching, and… document your efforts. We will share the characteristics of unique effective teaching statements and the most common areas where typical teaching statements can be improved. We will also share with you the most recent proposed changes to Comm #9. You will leave the workshop with a beginning of a more effective document.
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 completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Feb. 9, 2022 Session 1: Maximizing Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Enhance Teaching & Learning (I wish I had known that earlier)
Wed, Feb. 16, 2022 Session 2: Creating a Reflective Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure
Wed, Feb. 23, 2022 Session 3: Opening the Classroom Door: Join Us for Opportunities to Observe Exemplary Teachers (Introductory Session)
Wed, March 2, 2022 Session 4: Are We Helping or Hurting? Critical Factors in Motivating Students to Succeed
Fri, March 4, 2022 Annual Faculty Retreat. “Breaking Down the Garden Walls: A Promise of Access to Success”
Wed, March 9, 2022 Session 5: Creating a Responsive Student-Centered Syllabus to Support Learning