CFA: Teaching Hub Course Design @2018 APA Eastern


Call for Abstracts

The AAPT/APA Teaching Hub
Designing a New Course: Strategies for Philosophy Teachers

Eastern Division APA meeting
January 3-6, 2018
Savannah, Georgia

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

The Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy invites abstracts for inclusion in a session, “Designing a New Course: Strategies for Philosophy teachers,” at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Savannah, Georgia, January 3-6, 2018.

Format: The CTP invites abstracts for a 2018 Teaching Hub session on the topic of how philosophy teachers might prepare to teach a new course—that is, how philosophy teachers might:

  • Plan for their very first set of courses;
  • Prepare to teach out of field;
  • Revamp a course to attract a broader range of students;
  • Convert a lower-level course to an upper-level course or vice versa;
  • Select topics that are contemporary, classic, and appealing;
  • Balance skill development versus coverage;
  • Efficiently review and select course materials;
  • Make room for new course design in an already busy work schedule;
  • Resuscitate a course afflicted by bad design;
  • Develop varied and meaningful assessment activities;
  • Arrange the course readings to tell a story; or
  • Distribute the course elements to best engage students;
  • Among other related topics.


To submit an abstract for consideration, please email Alexandra Bradner ( by Friday, September 1, 2017, with the subject line Designing a New Course 2018.” In the body of the email, please include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), position (if any), and contact information. Attached to the email, please include an anonymized abstract of 500-750 words (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf form) describing the focus of your presentation and what you hope the audience will take away from your presentation. The Teaching Hub aims to engage audience members as active participants, so we prefer presentations that capture this interactive spirit. The organizing committee will select 3–4 participants for the session by mid-September and will aim to assemble a panel that is diverse in many respects, including career stage and institutional affiliation.

Deadline for Proposals: September 1, 2017.

Inquiries about this session or the call for abstracts should be sent to Alexandra at the above address.


The AAPT/APA Teaching Hub is a set of sessions about teaching philosophy held at various divisional meetings of the APA, emphasizing inclusive and collegial interactions.  The Teaching Hub coordinates conversations about the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school.  For more information about the Teaching Hub at the 2018 Eastern Division Meeting, contact Rebecca Scott (



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