The Scholar as Teacher: Tip-Sheet Series
The McGraw Center offers a series of teaching tips for instructors throughout the academic year. This series addresses perennial teaching concerns, such as how to engage a large lecture class and what to do when class discussion stalls, as well as tips on advising independent work and mentoring graduate students. Our latest set of tip-sheets provides guidance on flipping a class.
Mid-Semester Course Evaluations
More and more faculty are finding mid-semester evaluations a valuable resource for their teaching. We at the McGraw Center would like to invite you to try this practice; if you’re not already doing so. Unlike the evaluations completed at the conclusion of a course, feedback from students midway through the semester provides information that can lead to mid-course adjustments, yielding a better experience for both instructors and students. For example, one Princeton instructor recently discovered that his students wanted more challenging problem sets than he had anticipated.
- Using Mid-Semester Course Evaluations
- Student Questionnaire Template
- Student Rating Form
- Mid-Semester Evaluation Question Ideas
- Writing Teaching Statements and Philosophies
- Preparing to Write a Teaching Statement
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Questions to Consider
- “How Would You Teach This Class”?
- Writing Recommendation Letters