CCT Semester Three: Taking a Reflective Approach to Teaching
III. Spring Semester: Scholarly-Teaching Practices
What Will Participants Learn?
Participants will further strengthen their scholarly teaching practices and prepare for the teaching demonstrations that are often part of faculty and other academic job interviews. By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
What Will Participants Do?
Step 1: Understanding What Scholarly Teaching Is
- Design a Teaching-As Research (TAR) project plan
- Present a Teaching Demonstration
- Compose a teaching philosophy utilizing self-reflections and peer and mentor feedback.
Step 2: Developing Scholarly Teaching Practices
Primary, lab, and recitation instructors:
- Attend the following cohort meetings:
- Scholarly Teaching: Designing Teaching-As-Research Projects
- CCT Participant Teaching Demonstrations
TWO required workshops:
- Documenting Your Teaching
- Planning and Delivering a Teaching Demonstration
- Optional: Attend E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching
Graders, office hour and classroom assistants:
- Utilizing self-reflection and peer feedback on teaching from semester two, complete a literature review, construct a teaching-as-research hypothesis, and design a teaching-as-research project using the full-inquiry-cycle. STEM students are encouraged to participate in the CIRTL MOOC on Advancing Learning Through Evidence Based STEM Teaching.
- Arrange for CTL consultant to observe one of your teaching sessions; hold post-observation meeting with consultant.
- Optional: Arrange for a disciplinary faculty member to observe you teaching another class session.
How Will Participants be Assessed?
- Utilizing self-reflection and peer feedback on practice-teaching from semester two, complete a literature review, construct a teaching-as-research hypothesis, and design a teaching-as-research project using the full-inquiry-cycle. STEM students are encouraged to participate in the CIRTL MOOC on Advancing Learning Through Evidence Based STEM Teaching.
- Arrange to deliver a guest lecture in your teaching department and have a CTL consultant observe your session.
- Final Statement of Reflection
- Teaching-as-Research Plan
- Teaching Demonstration materials, as well as peer feedback and your reflections
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Post-Observation Report from CTL Consultant
- Meet with CTL Consultant and submit finalized teaching portfolio (components listed below)
- Complete Post-CCT Skills Survey (online)
Components of Foundational Teaching Portfolio
Semester One: Foundational Teaching Principles
Semester Two: Disciplinary Teaching
Return to CCT Summary
- Completed CCT Program Paperwork with Appropriate Signatures
- Preliminary Teaching Philosophy Statement (based on Statements of Reflection)
- Sample Lesson Plans and Sample Instructional and Assessments Materials
- Teaching Observation Reports