A TEACHING SEMINAR IN PHILOSOPHY
FOR CURRENT OR RECENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
The American Philosophical Association
The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT)
To be held during the AAPT’s
17th Biennial Workshop/Conference on Teaching Philosophy
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
August 6-10, 2008
DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2008
The Teaching Seminar will be led by Dr. Betsy Decyk, California State University, Long Beach, the Executive Director of the AAPT. Through a mixture of seminar and practicum experiences, students will explore issues, experiment with approaches and engage in a community of reflection in order to strengthen their individual philosophies of teaching. Topics will include preparing to teach (for example, course design and textbook selection), developing learning-centered philosophy classes, using traditional and non-traditional methods of assessment, and engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
It is required that participants attend all of the Seminar sessions, which will be held each morning, August 7-10. Participants are invited to attend the regular AAPT Workshop and Conference sessions in the afternoons and evenings.
Current graduate students, including students who will be receiving the Ph.D. in June 2008, and recent graduates (from 2006 - 2008) are eligible to apply for the Teaching Seminar. Preference will be given, first, to applicants who will be teaching their own courses during the 2008-09 academic year; second, to those who will be teaching discussion sections during 2008-09; and third, to those who will be grading for courses they are not teaching during 2008-09. Participants will also be chosen with some concern for achieving a balance among fields of interest.
Maximum number of participants: 20. Accepted applicants will be notified and will receive a reading list with their notification.
The American Philosophical Association will be offering travel grants of up to $300 each for 20 participants. Recipients of APA travel grants must be members of the APA.
The registration fee for the AAPT conference is waived for graduate students accepted into the graduate seminar, however membership in the AAPT for $15.00/one year is expected. The cost of meals and lodging, estimated to be between $150 and $200, will be the responsibility of participants or their departments.
Please see reverse side for application process.
Please note the postmark deadline is May 1, 2008.
DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2008
APPLICATION FOR TEACHING SEMINAR
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN PHILOSOPHY
Co-sponsored by APA and AAPT
During the AAPT 17th Biennial Workshop/Conference on Teaching Philosophy
August 6-10, 2008
Summer address: ______________________
Major Fields of Interest: ___________________________________________________
Applying for APA Travel Grant? YES NO
Estimated Travel Expenses:
Will Your Department Defray Other Expenses (meals and lodging)? YES NO
A statement of interest, including any previous teaching experience (please limit to one page).
A letter of support from your Department Chair, indicating what your teaching duties will be in
Mail four (4) copies of all application materials to: Teaching Seminar, American Philosophical
Association, 31. Amstel Avenue, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Please be sure to include
an address where you may be reached during May, June and July. For additional information about the content of the Seminar, please contact Betsy Decyk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about administrative or financial matters should be directed to David Schrader, APA Executive Director, phone: 302-831-8691, email: email@example.com. For information concerning membership in the APA, please contact Janet Sample, APA Membership Coordinator, phone: 302-831-4657, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.apa.udel.du/apa.
For information concerning the American Association of Philosophy Teachers or the 17th Biennial Workshop Conference on Teaching Philosophy, please contact Betsy Decyk (email@example.com) or the AAPT website at: http://www.philosophyteachers.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2008 (postmark)