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Teaching

Evidence of teaching involves all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in philosophy, as well as teaching understood more broadly to include all other viable forms of instruction. The following are examples of documented evidence of teaching and are not an exhaustive list.

  1. Peer review and evaluation of teaching, including visitation of the instructor’s classes during the time he or she is a candidate for tenure.
  2. First-Day Class Hand-Out Sheets/Syllabi, indicating scope of class, class requirements, exam and paper schedule, grading procedure, reading assignments.
  3. Copies of examinations given in each course; requirements for papers, and any course handouts.
  4. Student evaluations from each class the candidate has taught.
  5. Course descriptions.
  6. Participation in undergraduate (advising students) and graduate programs (Advisory Groups, Thesis Committees, Dissertation Committees, Colloquia).
  7. Organizing, and conducting workshops and/or seminars on pedagogy.
  8. Successful composition and copyright of instructional software or other computer-based instructional materials
  9. Publication of instructor’s manual for software use or for textbook use.
  10. Manuscript reviewing/refereeing for pedagogy journals and/or publishers.
  11. Grant proposal reviewing/refereeing for external granting agencies and foundations focusing on pedagogy.
  12. Thesis advising (senior Honors Theses and M.A. Theses); with special attention to successful theses advised to completion.
  13. Participation on M.A. theses committees within the Department, Philosophy or other Senior Honors theses; and M.A. thesis and doctoral dissertation committees outside the Department.
  14. Honors course contact-hours added to non-honors courses.
  15. Demonstrated significant involvement in curricular development and/or review.
  16. Measures of student achievement such as student performance on nationally standardized examination(s), (where the student’s exam scores and publications are directly related to a candidate’s teaching efforts), etc.
  17. Evidence of students’ publications which were influenced by the faculty member’s direction, teaching, advising, etc.
  18. Evidence of outstanding achievement, such as teaching awards.  The value or weight of any one award will depend upon the review process, and the level of competition (college, university, state, region, or national award).
  19. Seeking and securing professionally reviewed pedagogy research and/or instructional grants, especially extramural grant awards.
  20. Faculty development programs for teaching.
  21. Other significant student advising.

All candidates for reappointment, tenure and promotion are required to provide items b, c, and d to the Ad Hoc Tenure and Promotion Committee for each class taught.