Teaching and Learning Lab:
Faculty Development and Mentoring
Directed by the Dean of Faculty, and staffed by our SEI and Teaching and Learning Lab Fellows, the Teaching and Learning Lab is committed to supporting the pedagogical, curricular, and professional development of all our faculty. To that end, we offer:
- confidential one-on-one consultations on any aspect of pedagogical, curricular, or professional development. Please contact Alice Geoffrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a consultation with the Associate Provost for Social Equity and Inclusion, the Dean of Faculty, or one of our Fellows.
- classroom observations. Please contact Alice Geoffrey (email@example.com) to schedule a classroom observation with the Dean of Faculty.
Faculty Development Resources
Guidelines for Professional Development Documentation/Correspondence
For a full range of excellent resources related to writing a teaching philosophy statement please see the following page on the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching website: The Teaching Philosophy and Statement.
Some excellent articles on writing a teaching philosophy from the Chronicle of Higher Education:
“How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy” by Gabriela Montell, The Chronicle of Higher Education
“What’s Your Philosophy on Teaching, and Does it Matter?” by Gabriela Montell, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Sample Teaching Philosophies (Frazier Award Winners) – UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Evaluation and Review
Guidelines for requesting external reference letters (for faculty, Department Heads, and Deans)