Workshop: Your Teaching Dossier

On Tuesday December 2nd, from 10-11:30am in SS 1339, the Faculty of Arts Teaching + Learning Committee will host a workshop on Your Teaching Dossier, presented by Carol Berenson (Educational Development Unit) and Mike Adorjan (Sociology).

Student feedback forms — which many of us are circulating to students these days — are valuable enough as a measure of teaching quality. But are they really enough? Are you satisfied letting them testify to your teaching quality, like the professor in this classic Onion article? Learn how to assemble an effective teaching dossier to capture the habits and principles you put into your teaching.

In related news, see this longer introduction and rationale for dossiers.


  • These are cross-disciplinary workshops that will directly affect your course designs and delivery. Each one have an immediate and concrete impact on your teaching in every department and discipline in the Faculty of Arts.
  • Registration is required. Most will have pre-workshop questions or even exercises for registrants to complete or consider before attending.
  • Materials and resources will be available — normally here on this website — for those who want to follow up with them, and for those unable to attend.
  • A new feature for 2014-15 is formal recognition of those who attend three or more workshops in an academic year, or who present in any workshop. A letter from the Faculty of Arts will testify to your professional development in merit, promotion and tenure applications.
  • For more information, leave a comment below or e-mail Michael Ullyot, Associate Dean (Teaching + Learning).


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