Workshop Series: Creating a Teaching Dossier
Open to faculty, instructors, and post-docs only
The teaching dossier (or portfolio) is widely used by university academic staff to document their teaching skills and responsibilities and to provide evidence of the quality of their teaching practice. In many faculties and departments at Dalhousie, candidates for appointment, re-appointment, tenure, or promotion are required to submit a teaching dossier as part of their applications. In addition, teaching dossiers and teaching philosophies are increasingly requested for job applications.
Beyond these purposes, the act of compiling a dossier requires university teachers to closely examine their teaching practice—an exercise that can help to identify strengths and challenges and guide plans for teaching enhancement and innovation.
In this two-part workshop, you will have the opportunity to think about your own teaching and how to accurately capture your practice in a dossier. The first workshop will outline how to present your teaching ideas, experiences, and evidence in a teaching dossier. You will receive examples and guidance for conceptualizing and writing a teaching philosophy. During the second workshop, faculty members who have read teaching dossiers as committee members for the Tenure and Promotion and hiring processes will talk about their experiences of reading and evaluating dossiers. The session will also provide you with the opportunity to share a draft document with a peer and to give and receive feedback.
Participants who register for this Workshop Series are expected to fully participate in both sessions, including preparing a teaching philosophy for the second day.
Killam Library, Room B400