This course is designed to help new faculty get up to speed in Wesleyan’s classrooms.  Through discussions, exercises, guest speakers, peer observations, and videos, we will be gaining insight into ways to improve our teaching and reflect critically on our own performance in the classroom.  This course is designed to facilitate the selection of appropriate instructional tools and teaching styles for your course, and to develop strategies of analysis and evaluation to help determine teaching effectiveness.  In addition to professionalizing performance in the classroom, this course is intended to help develop the habit of reflecting on teaching to promote ongoing development and improvement.  We hope that by the end of the quarter, not only will you find teaching enjoyable and fulfilling, but you will also have developed patterns of ongoing critical thinking about teaching.  In this way, we will set in motion a continual process that will allow you to grow as a teacher throughout your career.

View a pdf of the WesTeach syllabus.