Workshop: Teaching Statements and Portfolios

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you a graduate student entering the Academic Job Market? Wondering what materials to gather and how to get started? Participants will discuss components intrinsic to most academic job applications and take a deep dive into two of the central materials: the teaching portfolio and the teaching statement. By the end of the session, participants will come away with a clear understanding of the content and purpose of the teaching portfolio and teaching statement and how to get started on them. During the session Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning staff will provide a hands-on opportunity to gather ideas, activities to kick-start the writing process, and samples to help participants hone their writing and make their materials more effective. Facilitated by Ian Althouse, Center for Teaching and Learning. 

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Define the content and format of the teaching statement and teaching portfolio
  • Identify and analyze the characteristics of an effective teaching statement and portfolio
  • Begin drafting a teaching statement and collating evidence for a teaching portfolio

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Contact ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu or 212.854.1692 for accommodations.