As part of the Level 1: Novice GTP, participants will be asked to submit assessments at various stages in the program. To graduate from the program, all assessments need to be completed successfully.
The Level 1: Novice GTP program assessments include:
Participants will complete nine reflection papers throughout the program. Each reflection will connect institute or workshop content to the associated SEDA values and outcomes.
Teaching philosophy statement
During the Teaching Essentials 1 Institute, participants will develop elements of their teaching philosophy statement including what qualities make a “good” instructor and why these qualities are important. Participants will then draft a teaching philosophy statement for feedback after the institute. During the Teaching Essentials 2 Institute at the end of the program, participants will deliver a short presentation that conveys the key ideas in their teaching philosophy statement (see below for more information on the oral presentation).
Professional growth plan
Participants will begin to develop a professional growth plan where they will set two short-term teaching goals they will work to achieve while in the program and one long-term goal for their future teaching development. They will re-visit and modify their professional development plan in the Teaching Essentials 2 Institute.
As part of the Teaching Essentials 2 Institute, participants will deliver a 10-minute presentation based on their teaching philosophy statement and their selection of three SEDA values and outcomes they acquired while in the program.
Final reflection essay
In this final assessment, participants will write a reflection on all of the information presented during the Level 1: Novice GTP and how it connects to the SEDA values and outcomes. Reflection papers completed throughout the program will provide the basis for writing this final reflection essay.