Teaching Dossiers and Philosophy Statements (CTE9914)Export this event to calendar

Thursday, May 16, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Facilitator: Kyle Scholz (Centre for Teaching Excellence) and Trevor Holmes (Centre for Teaching Excellence)

Location: MC 2036A


Documenting your teaching in a dossier involves harmonizing claims, narrative descriptions of practice, and evidence. This process can be guided by preparing

your own teaching philosophy statement, which is a kind of thesis for the argument you wish to make about yourself as a teacher.

Participants in this session will leave with some writing done toward a new or revised teaching philosophy that reflects beliefs, goals, and approaches to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching. They will also have made progress on several other components of a teaching dossier, along with a plan to gather evidence for completion and ongoing maintenance.

Of interest to tenure-track, limited term, and adjunct faculty. Not open to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows.


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MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Room 2036A
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1