Demystifying the Dossier Series

The workshops in the series are as follows and all are located in the Blackburn Room, Robarts Library, 4th Floor:


In light of the current situation with COVID-19 and the University’s recommendation to cancel or postpone all discretionary events that are not required as part of courses or academic requirements, CTSI has decided to temporarily suspend all in-person programming effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Please note: new webinars to support instructors with continuity planning will be shared. Stay tuned to CTSI’s Continuity Planning for more information.

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Facilitator: Megan Burnett, Associate Director, CTSI

At the University of Toronto, teaching dossiers must be submitted as part of the review process for tenure review or continuing status review. This session will provide an overview of the content and structure of an effective teaching dossier, with an emphasis on how to align this document with divisional and institutional expectations. Session participants will review the distinctive qualities of a teaching dossier, and will develop a plan for assembling and strengthening their own dossiers. They will also be led through the first steps of composing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. At the end of this interactive session, participants will be able to address the following questions:

  • What is distinctive about my approach to teaching?
  • What have been my major accomplishments as a teacher?
  • How can I effectively present my teaching skills and knowledge to a review committee?

Special note: this workshop will focus on the preparation of a teaching dossier by appointed faculty members for the purposes of undergoing a review process (tenure or continuing status). Teaching dossiers prepared for job searches carry different expectations and will not be the main focus of this session.

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