Documenting Teaching Activity and Effectiveness
Facilitator: Allyson MacNeill
When applying for promotion or tenure, academic jobs, or teaching awards, and when undergoing pre-tenure review, one must demonstrate effectiveness and scholarly competence as a teacher. These sessions will provide opportunities to learn how to document your teaching in a teaching dossier, which describes and provides evidence of an individual’s teaching philosophy, approaches, accomplishments, and effectiveness.
Participants will be given advice about the content and structure of a teaching dossier through short presentations; samples from dossiers of teaching award recipients; writing exercises; and discussion. Anyone who teaches is welcomed to attend.
Ongoing feedback and support in the preparation of a teaching dossier is provided by the series facilitator.
Please note: For your convenience, the following sessions are each offered at two different times.
The Teaching Dossier: An Introduction to Documenting Teaching Activity and Effectiveness
This session will introduce a suggested content and organizational framework for your teaching dossier and will provide advice on how to get started.
- Thursday, Oct. 3, 3–4 p.m., ED1001 (RESCHEDULED)
- Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12–1 p.m., ED1001
- Thursday, Oct. 10, 3-4p.m., ED1001
Teaching Philosophy: Communicating Values and Beliefs about Teaching and Learning
This session will explore the teaching philosophy as a personal expression of your beliefs about and approach to teaching. It will also review the common components and characteristics of a teaching philosophy.
- Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12–1 p.m., ED1001
- Thursday, Oct. 31, 3–4 p.m., ED1001
Teaching Effectiveness: Describing What, Why, and How Students Learn
This session will explore how you can demonstrate teaching effectiveness in a reflective and descriptive narrative and through the selection of artefacts to support your narrative.
- Wednesday, Nov. 6, 12–1 p.m., ED1001
- Thursday, Nov. 14, 3–4 p.m., ED1001
Course Evaluations and Feedback on Teaching: All You Wanted to Know But Didn’t Know How to Ask
This session will suggest techniques for getting useful feedback on your teaching, and on how much and how well your students are learning. You will receive advice about how feedback and evaluations of teaching can be reported in your teaching dossier.
- Wednesday, Nov. 20, 12–1 p.m., ED1001
- Thursday, Nov.21, 3–4 p.m., ED1001 (RESCHEDULED)
- Tuesday, Nov. 26, 3-4p.m., ED1001
Accessibility is extremely important to us. If you require anything to maximize your ability to engage in these sessions, please let us know.
Monday Morning Mentor Series
Monday Morning Mentor Sessions are back for the 2019-2020 academic year. These are weekly 20-minute online sessions on a variety of instructional topics ranging from Classroom Management to OERs. Each session is available anytime during the week it is offered, so you can watch when it’s convenient for you.
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