A Guide to Constructing Your Western Teaching Dossier

Introduction
A Teaching Dossier (known also as a "Teaching Portfolio" in some parts of the world) is a document that summarizes a faculty member's teaching accomplishments and activities. At Western, it has been adopted as part of the documentation required for decisions on faculty tenure and promotion. As the 1986 CAUT guide states, the "teaching dossier is to education what the list of publications, grants, and university awards is to research".
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Preparing your teaching dossier
List of required materials for teaching dossiers at Western.
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Observing a Colleague Teaching
 A checklist of some things to look for
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Writing Your "Teaching Philosophy"
Constructing this half page can be the most difficult part of putting together a teaching dossier.

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Examples of "Teaching Philosophy" Statements
Some examples written by various faculty members across the country
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Example I: Minimalist Teaching Dossier

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Example II: Full Teaching Dossier

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Example III: Professional School

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