Example I: Minimalist Teaching Dossier

Teaching Dossier of Colin Baird, UWO Departmemt of Chemistry

Teaching Responsibilities

Courses Taught in Last 7 Years

Environmental Science 300F/G "Environmental Problems"

1992-93     1 section, first term
1993-94     1 section, first term
1994-95     1 section, first and second terms
1995-96     2 sections, first term

Co-taught and co-coordinated the course (with C. Trick in 92-93, and M. Kane thereafter) using a combination of lectures, plus oral presentations by students based upon their individual major essays. No TAs used.

Environmental Science 350a/b "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Problems"

1993-94, 94-95, 95-96  1 section each year

Prepared and delivered the bulk of lectures, and coordinated guest lecturers. No TAs.

Chemistry 226a/b "Environmental Chemistry"

1990-91, 91-92, 92-93, 93-94  1 section each year

Prepared and delivered the lectures. No TAs.

Chemistry 026 "General and Environmental Chemistry"

1991-92, 92-93, 93-94 - 1 section per year; did only half the course in 93-94

Prepared and delivered lectures. Prepared tutorial materials including biweekly tests, and assisted in tutorials. TAs marked all the lab reports and tutorial tests, and demonstrated labs and assisted in teaching of the tutorials.

Chemistry 021 "Introduction to Chemistry"

1989-90, 90-91, 91-92  1 section each year

Co-taught course (with D. Hunter) by lectures. TAs used to mark some assignments.

Chemistry 484b "Quantum Chemistry III"

1989-90  1 section

Prepared and delivered lectures. No TAs used.

Course Outlines for last 2 years

See appendix

Students Supervised

Chem 490 Undergraduate Thesis: Michael English 1994-95

Supervised M.Sc. theses of R.M. West, K.F Taylor, and P. Markewitz, and Ph.D. thesis of R.F. Barr in 1970s and early 1980s

Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

Classroom Teaching

Summary of Student Ratings

89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96
Chem 484b 4.9
Chem 021 4.4 4.7 4.6
Chem 226a/b 4.8 4.1 4.4

4.6

Chem 026 4.5 4.9 4.4
Env Sci 300F/G   
4.4 4.4 4.7 4.7
Env Sci 350 a/b 4.1 4.7 4.5