Beyond the Ivory Tower Series: Building the Engagement Dossier for Teaching – Talk and Workshop for Graduate Students

by | Feb 18, 2017

Beyond the Ivory Tower SeriesDo your teaching objectives include encouraging students to situate their classroom learning within larger social issues, and further social justice inquiry through engagement in and with distinct communities? Have you been thinking about the relationship between critical pedagogy, research scholarship, and community engaged work? Would you like to develop your teaching philosophy statement around community-based learning goals with experienced individuals in the field of engaged pedagogy?

In this integrated talk and workshop, you will have an opportunity to engage with the experiences of Dr. Sarah Hamilton, U-M History and Arts of Citizenship alumna, and current Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Auburn University, Alabama. You will also have the chance to work on your teaching statements in a facilitated setting, with Professor Hamilton and members of the U-M community.

Participating students should bring a 1-page draft of their teaching statements, as well as questions and thoughts about cover letters in the context of community-engaged pedagogy in higher education. Prior experience in engaged pedagogy training or assistantship is desired, but not required. You will receive feedback from faculty members and administrative staff experienced in such pedagogical practices, and leave with a revised draft of your teaching statements.

Bus transportation to and from the U-M Detroit Center will be provided.

11:00-12:30: Talk by Dr. Sarah Hamilton
12:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-3:00: Workshop (Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement on Engagement)

– Sarah Hamilton, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University, Alabama
– Matthew Countryman, Associate Professor of History and American Culture and Faculty Director of Rackham Program in Public Scholarship
– Denise Galarza Sepúlveda, Director, Center for Engaged Academic Learning, College of LSA
– Laura N. Schram, Director, Professional, and Academic Development, Rackham Graduate School

– Kush Patel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Humanities & Michigan Humanities Collaboratory

– U-M Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows