Brian P. Coppola
Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
A statement of teaching philosophy is a discipline-centered argument about ones instructional practices. As with any other professional argumentation, the essay ought to have a thesis (or claim), and a coherent text that focuses on providing evidence that warrants the claim. In this workshop, participants will prepare an outline for their personal teaching statement. In preparation, participants should think about one sentence: a global statement about student learning that represents your most significant instructional goal.
This workshop will also be offered on Thursday, October 17 from 9:30 am - 12 pm.
About the speaker:
Dr. Brian P. Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the department’s Associate Chair for Educational Development and Practice, and also as the Associate Director for the University of Michigan-Peking University Joint Institute, in Beijing, China.
Dr. Coppola received his B.S. degree in 1978 from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984.