As part of the Demystifying the Dossier Series, this workshop serves as a pre-‘teaching dossier’ workshop, and is the companion to the Demonstrating and Capturing Teaching Success session (ran early Fall 2017) and Preparing Your Teaching Dossier session (registration open early 2018). Faculty are welcome to attend one or multiple workshops in the series.
Greg Hum, Assistant Director, Teaching Assessment, CTSI
Kosha Bramesfeld, Data Analyst, Course Evaluations, CTSI
At the University of Toronto, course evaluations are one key component of the teaching dossier which is submitted as part of the formal review process for tenure and continuing status, as well as for promotion. This session will offer strategies and practical tips for understanding and interpreting your course evaluations and will provide guidance on how to interpret and include these data in the teaching dossier.
Topics covered in this workshop include: (a) institutional policies and norms regarding the inclusion of course evaluations in teaching dossiers; (b) an overview of the institutional course evaluation framework and report(s); (c) how to summarise and describe course evaluation data in the dossier; and, (d) how to effectively write a narrative that contextualises your course evaluation data. In this session you will engage in reflective activities to derive key insights from your evaluations and you will begin drafting a plan and framework for integrating your course evaluations into your teaching dossier. Please note that you are highly encouraged to bring copies of your course evaluations (or at least a sample of your course evaluations) to the session for your personal review/use.