Professional Development

Brown Bag Lunch: Teaching Dossier Workshop

August 04, 2017

Are you planning to pursue a career as a tenure-track faculty member? Then the upcoming Brown Bag’s Lunch might be just for you!

Since teaching dossiers (or parts of them) are a required component of faculty job applications. We have planned a workshop to help you land a long term position in education.

Note: this is an introduction to the more extended Teaching Dossier workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows taking place on November 15.

In this session, educational consultants Daria Ahrensmeier and Sarah Louise Turner will be introducing the foundational material for teaching dossiers.
This work shop will include:

  • Review examples
  • Discuss commonalities and differences across the disciplines
  • Tips and tricks to help you get started building your own dossiers

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 22, from 12pm-1:30pm 
Location: Bennett Library 7010 (Research Commons)
Register: Register using myInvolvement


Daria Ahrensmeier is a theoretical physicist who specializes in educational development for new faculty, postdocs and grad students. She also engages in - and applies - research on teaching and learning in post-secondary education. She has taught at several universities in Canada and Germany, in formats ranging from large first-year lecture classes to highly interactive studio courses, working with physics, mathematics, engineering and life science students. Her course development portfolio includes math workshops for science students, concept-focused labatorials  (which originated at the University of Calgary and are now used at several institutions across the country), inquiry-based data-focused labs, and TA orientation sessions for various disciplines.

Sarah Louise Turner is a voice, acting, and presentation-skills coach who has been with the TLC since 2005. Over the past 15 years, she has taught at a variety of institutions, including the Vancouver Film School, the William Davis Centre for Actors' Study, the Tooba Physical Theatre, Indiana University, and SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts. 

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