Creating a Teaching Dossier: Two-Part Graduate Student Workshop

This workshop is specifically for graduate students. If you are a post-doc, instructor or faculty, we recommend you sign up for the two-part faculty workshop on Creating a Teaching Dossier.

A teaching dossier is a critical component for any academic job search, and yet we often do not consider the time and work it takes to develop a dossier that reflects the experience, values, and evidence of our teaching. This two-part workshop covers the fundamentals of a teaching dossier (e.g., teaching philosophy, student evaluations, teaching materials), and will provide you with an opportunity to start developing the foundations to your own dossier.

Please note: Participants who register for this workshop are expected to fully participate in both sessions, including preparing a teaching philosophy for the second day.  

Day 1

(Thursday, Dec 5th, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm)
During Day 1, you'll receive information and resources for effectively presenting your teaching values, experiences, and evidence in a teaching dossier. The goal of Day 1 will be to present the role of a teaching dossier, it’s value to your future employment, and to begin to draft your own teaching philosophy.

Day 2

(Thursday, Dec 12th, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm)
During Day 2, we will learn more about the individual components within a dossier and the evidence that you can start collecting that can represent your teaching practice and development. We will provide time to review a draft of your own teaching philosophy and start forming the foundation of your own dossier. Attendees are expected to bring a draft of a teaching philosophy to exchange with peers and receive feedback.

This workshop is a valuable session for graduate students that are considering applying for academic jobs in the future, completing the Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (CUTL), or considering applying for the Graduate Teaching Award at Dalhousie (Learn more about the award:

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Additional Dates/Times



Killam Library, Room B400


Jill Marie McSweeney-Flaherty, PhD
Educational Developer (Graduate Students)
Tel: (902) 494-4300 | Email: