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GC Events

September 12 & 19 Workshops on Statements of Teaching Philosophy

Please join the staff of the Teaching and Learning Center for upcoming workshops and office hour availability for Graduate Center students who are planning or preparing statements of teaching philosophy for the job market.

On Tuesday, September 12, from 6:30-8:30pm in Room 9207 at the Graduate Center TLC staff will lead a discussion about what makes a strong statement of teaching philosophy and how to frame what’s distinct about the CUNY experience within the context of this document.

This event will be followed by a workshop on Tuesday, September 19th, from 6:30-8:30pm in Room 9204 in which attendees will peer review drafts of each other’s statements.

Register for Preparing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy Workshop, September 12, 6:30-8:30pm, Room 9207. 

Register for Statements of Teaching Philosophy Peer Review Workshop, September 19, 6:30-8:30pm, Room 9204. 

In preparation for these workshops, please see the TLC Guide, “Preparing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy.”


Office Hour Meetings
TLC staff are also available to meet one-on-one with Graduate Center students during office hours to discuss strategies for drafting a statement of teaching philosophy.

TLC staff are also happy to read and respond to drafts, and to share our feedback during an in-person meeting. If you would like TLC staff to review your statement, please email a full draft of your statement to with the subject line “Statement of Teaching Philosophy Draft,” along with three 30 minutes blocks of time at least one week later when you will be available to meet with a staff member.