University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Paul Ching

Paul Ching

Associate Education Specialist

  • Campus Phone: 612-625-2533
  • Email: pching[at]umn[.]edu
  • Office: University Office Plaza Suite 400, Room 404


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, American Culture
  • B.A. Wesleyan University, American Studies

Teaching Interests

As a graduate student at the University of Michigan, I taught in a variety of fields, including literature, history, film, and American Culture. I also worked at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), where I did a variety of consultations, workshops and trainings.

I currently teach in the Preparing Future Faculty Program, especially GRAD 8101: Teaching in Higher Education. Since I have been teaching GRAD 8101 in the Active Learning classrooms (, I am increasingly interested in the ways that these spaces can be used to enhance teaching and learning.

Current Projects

I lead the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Consultation Group, which provides faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with assistance in issues surrounding teaching and learning, as well as the academic job search process (e.g., cover letters, CVs, research statements, teaching philosophies, interviews).

I also facilitate workshops, oversee the New Teaching Assistant Orientation and direct the Theater for Teaching and Learning program, which performs original interactive theatrical sketches about teaching and learning issues.

Development Interests

  • Multicultural teaching and learning
  • Course/syllabus design
  • Team-based learning
  • Statements of teaching philosophy
  • Interactive Theater

Selected Presentations

Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses (invited presentation), University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, 2010.

Regenerating the SGID: New Ideas for Collecting Early Student Feedback (with Mary Wright from the University of Michigan’s Center for Teaching and Learning), Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, National Conference, Houston, TX, 2009.

Using Interactive Theater to Understand Teaching Evaluations, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, National Conference, Reno, NV, 2008.