Graduate Teaching Dossier Retreat

Fall 2024

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-week retreat covers the fundamentals of a teaching dossier (e.g., teaching philosophy, student evaluations, teaching materials), and will provide you with an opportunity to take the time to start developing the foundations to your own dossier and reflect on your learning and teaching experiences. You will also have the opportunity to give and receive peer feedback. The retreat facilitators will also be available to answer questions and offer guidance on the development of your dossier.

Important Notes:

  • Time Commitment: Expect to dedicate around 5-6 hours per week to attend the in-person session and to draft your teaching dossier components.
  • Active Participation: Registered participants are expected to complete the outlined tasks and engage actively with their peers throughout the entire retreat.
  • Limited Seats: Seats are limited. As this learning opportunity thrives on active peer exchange and collaboration, please ensure your full commitment and participation throughout the retreat duration before registering.

By participating in this two-week retreat, you will receive 5 professional development hours towards the completion of your Certificate in University Teaching and Learning as well as create and receive peer feedback on your teaching dossier. 


This page contains links to resources that will help you to organize the material in your Teaching Dossier and provide you with ideas to help you to start writing your Dossier.