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Demystifying the Dossier: Interpreting and Integrating Course Evaluations

November 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


November 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Gregory Hum, Assistant Director, Teaching Assessment, CTSI
Tamara Rosner, Data Analyst, Course Evaluations, CTSI

As part of the Demystifying the Dossier Series, this workshop serves as a pre-‘teaching dossier’ workshop, and is the companion to the Working with Your Course Evaluations session (registration open Fall 2019), Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Preparing Your Teaching Dossier sessions (registration open early 2020). Faculty are welcome to attend one or multiple workshops in the series.

At the University of Toronto, course evaluations are one key component of the teaching dossier. The dossier 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, interpreting, and integrating your course evaluations into your teaching dossier. Topics covered in this workshop include:

an overview of interpreting the institutional course evaluation framework and report(s);

university policies, guidelines, and norms regarding how course evaluations are to be interpreted and used in the teaching dossier and elsewhere;

key insights into trends and contexts in course evaluation data (e.g., relationship between course size and ratings) which can help you better understand and contextualize course evaluation data;

how to describe and frame your course evaluations in a narrative that facilitates fair and reasoned interpretations

In this session you will begin integrating these lessons into a plan and framework for describing your course evaluations in a teaching dossier. While not required, you are encouraged to bring copies/examples of your course evaluations to the session for your personal review/use.