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1 What is Teaching? The Essence of the Teaching Statement and the Content of the Teaching Portfolio Jenna Gorlewicz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2 B.S. in ME (2008) Teaching 3 courses this year Typical Teaching Load is 4-5 courses per year TA’d Intro to Engineering course Ph.D. in ME (2013) TA System Dynamics Teaching Certificate Program Vanderbilt TAR Prep for Teaching Assistant Professor in ME

3 Teaching 3 courses this year Typical Teaching Load is 4-5 courses per year TA’d Intro to Engineering course TA System Dynamics Teaching Certificate Program Vanderbilt TAR Prep for Teaching Assistant Professor in ME How did I build my teaching portfolio?

4 1) My Interest in Teaching challenged me to “Go Beyond the typical “TA” Duties” Conducted and Managed Lab Sessions Rubrics and Grading Gave Guest Lectures Curriculum and Lab Development

5 2) Sought out programs to enhance my teaching and enhance student learning E3 Workshop Teaching Certificate Program VU: 3 Cycles of Inquiry and Practice Teaching Feedback Exposure to Literature Teaching Preparation Workshops: Coffee Hours CIRTL casts CIRTL Forum(UW) Exposure to Engineering Education Community: Participation in CIRTL Programs:

6 3) Familiarized myself with the scholarship of teaching and learning 25 Question Multiple Choice Quiz Assessment broken down into 5 quizzes (1/lab) Timepoints Beginning of Lab After Pre-Lab Lecture After Lab After Lab Report 3 Years of Data Collection Teaching as Research: Time PointSignificant Increase in Quiz Score Overall Course Yes Cumulative L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 In Class Lecture L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 Pre-Lab Lecture L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 Lab Exercise L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 After Lab Report L1 L2 L3 L4 L5

7 Private Tutoring K-12 Outreach 9-12 Substitute Teacher (Math) Mentored Undergraduates in REU Mentored High School Teachers in RET 4) Teaching Beyond…

8 A Teaching Portfolio should illustrate… Genuine Interest Exposure, Exposure, Exposure Variety Teaching Style/Personality Teaching Aspirations It Is “Your Dynamic Teaching Journey” Document It Well and Sell It – Teaching Statement!!

9 Common Questions: 1.How did I find these opportunities? 2.How did I find the time? 3.Was I supported by my mentor?

10 Was It Worth It? Teaching Statement Faculty Interviews Industry Interviews Teaching Demonstrations/Presentations Personally Fulfilling/Rewarding/Enjoyable “Head-Start” in my teaching career as a professor Integrating Teaching with Research

11 Teaching 3 courses this year Typical Teaching Load is 4-5 courses per year TA’d Intro to Engineering course TA System Dynamics Teaching Certificate Program Vanderbilt TAR Prep for Teaching Assistant Professor in ME

12 Teaching 3 courses this year Typical Teaching Load is 4-5 courses per year TA’d Intro to Engineering course TA System Dynamics Teaching Certificate Program Vanderbilt TAR Prep for Teaching Assistant Professor in ME My Journey was Really…

13 Teaching 3 courses this year Typical Teaching Load is 4-5 courses per year TA’d Intro to Engineering course TA System Dynamics Teaching Certificate Program Vanderbilt TAR Prep for Teaching Assistant Professor in ME My Journey was Really…


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