Writing About Teaching

Many resources are available to faculty interested in developing their teaching and learning to write about the process. The promotion process at UW-L allows for a 3-page narrative regarding teaching which should include a teaching philosophy statement (see guidelines).

In this narrative, the guidelines suggest that the following topics might be included: A discussion of teaching philosophy and personal growth; A discussion of course expectations (what do you expect students to learn and do); A description of your approach to grading and evaluation; A description of methods you use to measure your teaching effectiveness; Your responses to assessment outcomes.

The following resources may be of help:

Writing Teaching Philosophies

Many faculty find it helpful to write regularly (one a semester or once a year) regarding their teaching from the beginning of their careers. Regular writing regarding teaching makes it easier to track development and write the narratives associated the promotion.

The following resources may be of help.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Portfolios.

Although JPC does require a teaching portfolio, creating a portfolio for promotion will be aided by the types of activities associated with developing a teaching portfolio.

Writing Syllabi With Clearly Defined Student Learning Outcomes

Two succinct pieces:


Writing About Assessment

1-2 page samples