Saturday February 18, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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University of Michigan Detroit Center 
3663 Woodward Ave.
Suite 150
Detroit, MI 48201

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Feodies Shipp III 
University of Michigan Detroit Center 

University of Michigan Detroit Center 

Beyond the Ivory Tower Series
Building the Engagement Dossier for Teaching: Talk and Workshop for Graduate Students

Do your teaching objectives include encouraging students to situate their classroom learning within larger social issues, and further social justice inquiry through engagement in and with distinct communities? Have you been thinking about the relationship between critical pedagogy, research scholarship, and community engaged work? Would you like to develop your teaching philosophy statement around community-based learning goals with experienced individuals in the field of engaged pedagogy?

In this integrated talk and workshop, you will have an opportunity to engage with the experiences of Dr. Sarah Hamilton, U-M History and Arts of Citizenship alumna, and current Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Auburn University, Alabama. You will also have the chance to work on your teaching statements in a facilitated setting, with Professor Hamilton and members of the U-M community.

Participating students should bring a 1-page draft of their teaching statements, as well as questions and thoughts about cover letters in the context of community engaged pedagogy in higher education. Prior experience in engaged pedagogy training or assistantship is desired, but not required. You will receive feedback from faculty members and administrative staff experienced in such pedagogical practices, and leave with a revised draft of your teaching statements.

Bus transportation to and from the U-M Detroit Center will be provided via UM Detroit Connector. The pick up time will be at 9:30am at the CCTC/CC Little and will arrive at the Detroit Center at 10:45am. We will be making arrangments for a separate bus to return attendees to Ann Arbor at 3:15pm. 

Event Schedule:

Date: Saturday, 02/18/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location:  Ann Arbor Conference Room, U-M Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
11:00-12:30: Talk by Dr. Sarah Hamilton
12:30-1:00: Lunch
1:00-3:00: Workshop (Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement on Engagement)
  • Sarah Hamilton, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University, Alabama
  • Matthew Countryman, Associate Professor of History and American Culture and Faculty Director of Rackham Program in Public Scholarship
  • Denise Galarza Sepúlveda, Director, Center for Engaged Academic Learning, College of LSA
  • Laura N. Schram, Director, Professional and Academic Development, Rackham Graduate School
  • Kush Patel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Humanities
  • U-M Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Please advise of any accomodations we could provide to faciliate your full participation in this program