Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students & Postdocs (ongoing)

Monday, March 25, 2024 8:30 am - Wednesday, August 25, 2027 9:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Location: Online (LEARN Site)


Writing a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching dossier are excellent ways to reflect on who you are as an instructor and consider your growth and development with regards to teaching. These documents are also often required as part of applications for academic jobs.

This LEARN site consists of four self-paced modules (approximately 1 hour each) to support graduate students and postdocs in developing their teaching statements and dossiers:

  • Module 1: Reflecting on Your Teaching Experience: An Introduction to Teaching Dossiers
  • Module 2: Articulating Your Teaching Values and Practices: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Module 3: Connecting Narratives and Evidence: Developing Components of Your Teaching Dossier
  • Module 4: Looking Ahead: Telling New Stories About Our Teaching Experiences

These modules will be of particular interest to those who are preparing for academic jobs or those who want to reflect on their teaching practices. You can choose any of the four modules, which include reflection and writing activities, to help you draft these documents.

Please note: parts of these modules are used in the Statements of Teaching Philosophy workshop (CTE2196) and CUT Teaching Dossiers (CTE4113 and CTE4193) workshops; however, these workshops have additional components required for credit in the Fundamentals and CUT programs.

Course delivery

This online course consists of a set of asynchronous modules in LEARN that can be completed at your own pace.


You can self-register in this LEARN course. The course is available by clicking on “Self-Registration” on the top navigation bar of your LEARN homepage and selecting “Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdocs” from the list of available courses.

For more detailed instructions, please visit the Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdocs self-registration webpage to add the course to your LEARN course list.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing cte@uwaterloo.ca. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.