Dean's Certificate in Pedagogy
The Dean's Certificate in Pedagogy is offered by the Deans of the
two Graduate Schools of Bryn Mawr College. All graduate and post-doctoral
students who would like to develop and improve their teaching abilities
and experiences are invited to participate. The program begins when
a student notifies a Dean to express her/his interest in participating,
and all requirements must be completed within two years of this
starting date. Activities are student-driven, but are completed
with faculty support and guidance. When all requirements have been
met, participants must schedule a meeting with a Dean to review
and discuss all relevant materials.
Attend at least 6 workshops in the "Stories of Teaching and Learning: A Conversation" series.
2. Create a teaching portfolio to document and reflect on your
teaching experiences and to develop a personal teaching philosophy. Additional guidance in the form of readings and/or examples will
3. Complete a total of three activities designed to encourage a
better understanding of one's own teaching style and areas for growth
and improvement. Choose two (2) activities from group I and one
(1) activity from group II. Alternative activities may be developed
in consultation with a Dean. Additional guidance regarding record
keeping will be provided.
Group I--Assessment (select two activities; keep a record
of your interactions)
- Observe, and assess the teaching style of three different
faculty members. Select at least one professor from outside your
department. Arrange to discuss your observations with the professor.
- If you are a T.A. or have teaching experience, discuss
your student evaluations, and the evaluation process, with an appropriate
faculty member. Use your most recent teaching activity as a basis
for this discussion.
- Arrange to have a faculty member observe your class
session and give feedback on style and content. Or, videotape your
class and critique it with a faculty member.
Group II--Skills (select one activity to be completed
with a faculty mentor)
- Develop a course (choose text, write syllabus, prepare
3 lectures with audio-visual or other enhancements).
- Develop a non-lecture activity. For example, design
a laboratory exercise, a language drill section, a conversation
section, or a web-based exhibit.
- Write a series of exams, problem sets, or other homework
assignments (with solutions) for a class of your choosing.
- Be responsible for an ongoing seminar series, or
develop and initiate a new series.
For more information, please contact any of the following:
Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Raymond Albert, M.S.W., J.D., Co-Dean, Graduate School of Social
Marcia Martin, Ph.D., Co-Dean, Graduate School of Social Work
GSAS/GSSWSR Committee on Pedagogy & Professional Development
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