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Improving Teaching Philosophy Online

Call for Proposals

APA, Pacific Division Meeting
March 31- April 4, 2021
Portland, Oregon

DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Teaching Hub is a collaborative meeting space, co-sponsored by the APA Committee on Teaching Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), which hosts a series of informative programs about the teaching of philosophy at divisional meetings of the APA.   

Given the Covid-19 global pandemic, a much larger proportion of philosophy teaching has moved online. This session will focus on successful practices, with proven efficacy, to improve online courses and make them meaningful for students. Teaching Hub sessions are expected to be interactive and proposals should address how they will engage the audience. Presentations may encourage participants to download materials that they can implement and take with them. The presentation may also introduce the audience to interesting resources or campus materials for online learning for all types of institutions of higher education. Possible topics include:

  • Deepening discussion online
  • Streaming presentations more effectively
  • Making online teaching more engaging
  • Having difficult conversations on sensitive topics in an online environment
  • Building community among students online
  • Fostering resilience for student success online
  • Encouraging reading online
  • Designing meaningful online assessments
  • Making online curriculum diverse
  • Building easily adaptable courses from in person to hybrid or online
  • Developing accessible courses for students lacking access to technology

Or other topics  with proven effectiveness in the online teaching of philosophy.

Proposals of no more than 500 words (in .doc, .docx, or pdf form), prepared for anonymous review, with the subject line Online Teaching, should be sent to Karin Fry, by September 1, 2020.  In the accompanying email, please include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), position (if any), and contact information. The organizing committee will select participants by September 30, 2020. Questions about this session should be directed to Karin Fry at the above email address.

Last updated: 7/31/2020