DGS blog

Teaching Dossiers for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

November 03, 2015

Are you planning to pursue a career in teaching at the post-secondary level? If so, then you will need to prepare a teaching dossier at some point in order to document your teaching approaches, experience and effectiveness in the classroom. This document, or parts of it - such as your teaching philosophy - will be required for faculty job applications and later on for tenure and promotion. A teaching dossier will help you reflect on and refine your teaching practice and philosophy, which is essential for your professional development.

In this session, Daria Ahrensmeier and Sarah Louise Turner, Educational Consultants from SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre will guide participants through the components of a teaching dossier, review examples, discuss commonalities and differences across the disciplines and help them get started in their work on their own dossiers. 

  • When: November 17, 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • Where: Burnaby Campus, West Mall Centre 2220
  • RSVPClick here to register

A follow-up session will be held in the spring term, where attendees can bring in portions of their dossiers for review and feedback. 

This session is brought to you in partnership with the Teaching and Learning Centre and the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows' Advanced Professional Engagement & eXploration Program (APEX).

Recent Blog Posts

  • Job Search Success Online Course October 18, 2017
    Work Integrated Learning is offering an online professional writing and intercultural communication course! Fall session runs October 30 to November 27, 2017.

  • Spring 2018 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning October 18, 2017
    This part-time program presented by SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre will give you a deeper understanding of how to approach teaching, along with practical skills that you can apply as a teaching assistant or instructor. Apply by October 20, 2017.

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Presentation October 16, 2017
    Dr. Chris Orvig will be visiting the SFU Burnaby campus to present on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation has extremely generous programs for both postdocs and faculty members, sponsoring stays in Germany for many research fields.

View Posts by Category