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Developing A Teaching Philosophy Statement

A teaching philosophy statement is a concise, compelling illustration of you as an instructor, a useful exercise in reflexive examination of your teaching, and a necessary component of many academic job applications. This workshop will give those just beginning to write a teaching philosophy statement a place to start and tools with which to move forward. Students who have developed teaching philosophy statements in the past will take a fresh look at those and implement effective revisions.

  • Create a compelling, concise statement which reflects their unique values as an instructor
  • Articulate teaching objectives
  • Describe personal teaching methods
  • Discuss ways of gauging teaching effectiveness
  • Reflect on the ways in which teaching is impactful for the instructor, and in which the instructor hopes to make an impact

Registration for workshops is mandatory which ensures distribution of pre-workshop materials and maintain accurate attendance records.

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This workshop may be counted toward the Professional Development cluster of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. Please contact

Tuesday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall, B26
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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