Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

 

Date of this Version

1998

Document Type

Article

Comments

To Improve the Academy, published by the Professional and Organizational

Development Network in Higher Education, volume 17, 1998.

Abstract

Well-defined teaching philosophy is essential to creating and maintaining a campus culture supportive of teaching. Presented in this paper are reasons for statements of teaching philosophy as well as descriptions of how the statements are beneficial to students, faculty, and university administrations. Described are ways of creating a statement of teaching philosophy and dimensions that may be included in such statements. This article begins a discussion of roles, composition, and evaluation of statements of teaching philosophy.

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