Online Workshop: Developing Your Teaching Philosophy

Many academic employers require a teaching philosophy statement as part of the application process. In this online workshop, you will learn about research on hiring committees’ use of teaching philosophy statements, examine sample philosophies, and work through activities designed to help you start writing or effectively revise your own statement. 

The workshop activities are designed to take 2-3 hours to complete, and much of that time will be spent working on your own statement and responding to others' statements. The workshop will take place in Canvas and will run from June 12 through June 26. You should receive an invitation to the Canvas site by Sunday, June 11. If you do not receive an invitation by Monday, June 12, please check your spam folder first and then email us at
Four activities are required to complete the online workshop. The four steps and the timeline for them are detailed below. We'll send you reminder emails along the way so you don't miss any steps.

1. Begin with the introduction to the workshop. Then engage with the major topics of the workshop through readings and short written responses. 
2. Draft key portions of your statement of teaching philosophy using a detailed prompt.
3. Comment on at least three drafts written by other participants. 
4. Complete a survey about your experience with the online workshop. 


Steps 1 and 2 must be completed between Monday, 6/12 and Sunday, 6/18.
Step 3 must be completed between Monday, 6/19 and Thursday, 6/22.
Step 4 must be completed between by Monday, 6/26.


Event Information
Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:01am - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:59pm
Nicole Tuttle, Instructional Consultant, CRLT
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate