Graduate Teaching Assistant Colloquium

Contact: Eunhong Lee at

Louise Pound Hall 315N
Wednesdays, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Spring 2024 Schedule

1. Feb. 28: First meeting
Discourse regarding teaching philosophy.

2. March 6: The Power Flower
Goals of the exercise: Reflection of one’s own social position, confrontation with one’s own (lack of) power and privilege, thematizing societal power and socially constructed difference lines, developing a responsible and constructive approach to your own power and your own privileges ( Great tools for the class game:

3. March 20: Coaching the undergraduate Ethics Bowl teams
Ethics Bowls are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. (

4. March 27: The Dilemma of Perusall
Let’s talk about the Perusall evaluation system and find the advantages and disadvantages of using it for the philosophy class. (

5. April 3: Research Ethics and the IRB
The purpose of an IRB is to protect the rights and dignity of people and animals involved in research, serving as subjects. They work to ensure that research practices are compliant with local, state, and federal guidelines. Let’s talk about the research ethics training and how we can teach it to the undergraduate students. (

6. April 10: Teaching Ethics Through Movies
Karen Meyers gives a talk regarding Teaching Ethics Through Movies. Let’s talk about teaching ethics through movies, and how to apply this method to your class. (

7. April 17: Diversity and Equity
What are the differences among equity, equality, and justice? And, how to create inclusive classroom? Let’s talk about the possible ways that we can create the inclusive philosophy class. (

8. April 24: Ethics of Generative A.I.
Let’s talk about the syllabus policy regarding the generative A.I. What might be the responsible way for students to use the generative A.I. in the philosophy class? (

9. May 1: Inclusive Teaching
The attached resources all focus on ways to create a more inclusive and equitable learning environment for students. This includes building positive relationships with students, using inclusive teaching practices in online courses, incorporating diversity and inclusion-related content into course materials, and implementing policies that promote equity in the classroom. (

10. May 8: BIPOC and philosophy class
BIPOC is an abbreviation for Black, Indigenous, and people of color: used especially in the US to mean Black people, Indigenous American people, and other people who do not consider themselves to be White. Let’s talk about the race and the philosophy class. (