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Five Categories of TeaCHE

Category 1: SET Teaching Preparation (more)

Successfully complete an approved training course for teaching:

  • Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (SET) through the Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL)
  • Graduate School-approved departmental training course for preparation of Teachers of Record (TORs)
  • EDA 6302 - Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Foundations for Teaching Workshop, hosted by the ATL
Category 2: Teacher of Record Orientation (more)

Successfully complete the Teacher of Record Orientation.

Category 3: Teaching Documents (more)

Prepare a statement of teaching philosophy and two different course syllabi. Complete a peer review process of all three documents with peer(s) of your choosing.

Category 4: Observations (more)

Observe a faculty member in a teaching setting and receive observation of your teaching by a faculty member or through the consultation and observation services of the Academy for Teaching and Learning. Being observed entails a follow-up meeting to discuss your teaching methods, strengths, and areas for improvement.

Category 5: Self-Directed Study (more)

Complete self-directed study options totaling a minimum of 50 points from a menu of pre-approved options. The self-directed study activities include such items as participation in Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (SET) offered by the Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL), writing a synthesis and reflection on student evaluations for graduate student teachers of record, or reading texts related to teaching in higher education settings from the Teaching Capstone in Higher Education program's Self-Directed Study Bibliography.