What is a teaching dossier?

Teaching dossiers are the most effective way to demonstrate teaching effectiveness and develop strategies to improve teaching. A teaching dossier is sometimes called a portfolio, which contains documentation about your experience as an instructor. It begins with a teaching statement or philosophy and  is the compendium of all of your evidence (in appendices) to support your teaching statement.

Get started with your teaching dossier


Examples of teaching dossiers

Workshops and 1:1 appointments

We offer workshops to assist faculty, instructors and graduate students to develop their teaching dossier. Visit our workshops and events page for our next Teaching Dossier Workshop. 

Biennial teaching activity reports

Biennial teaching activity reports are a short form of the teaching dossier. It is completed every two years for merit and governed by the Collective Agreement (June 2015 to June 2019). Our Teaching Activity Report Guidelines will be updated once the new Collective Agreement is finalized and available.

Want to learn more about what constitutes teaching excellence?

We conducted a literature search (2019) to explore: What is teaching excellence within the post-secondary environment and secondly, how is teaching excellence most effectively measured.

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April 28, 2021

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