Teaching DossiersIMPORTANT NOTICE: For any dossier submissions between May and August, please allow 6-8 weeks for review. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Please note that TATP regularly offers a workshop on preparing the teaching dossier as part of its Workshop Series for Graduate Students and TAs. Please check the workshop page to see when the next session is being offered.
WHAT IS A TEACHING DOSSIER?
WHY PREPARE A TEACHING DOSSIER?
WHAT SHOULD A TEACHING DOSSIER DO?
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF A TEACHING DOSSIER?
RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED
A NOTE ABOUT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
Due to demand, TATP staff are no longer able to provide consultations for the beginning stages of assembling a dossier. We require that all requests for consultation are accompanied by a working draft of the dossier. For information on how to put together a dossier, please review the extensive information available in Developing & Assessing Teaching Dossiers: A Guide for University of Toronto faculty, administrators and graduate students (a CTSI publication). Further, there are examples of dossiers from many disciplines available for reference in the CTSI resource library.
The TATP can review dossiers for the following:
- TAs/Graduate Students enrolled in AUTP certificate program;
- Graduate students who are applying for internal (UofT) teaching positions (e.g. as course instructors or sessional instructors);
- Post-Doctoral fellows who hold appointments as course instructors in CUPE 3902 Unit 1 AND who are applying for internal teaching positions.
We regret that due to demand we are unable to review dossiers for those who are either not members of Unit or who are not enrolled in SGS. Further, we are unable to review dossiers for job applications outside the University of Toronto. To review an application for an internal teaching position, we require that you indicate to which posting you are applying.
If you meet the above criteria, you can submit your dossier for review with a TATP staff member by completing the ON-LINE FORM (for question #1 you can indicate N/A if you are not in a certificate program) then send your dossier to the TATP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a hard copy at the CTSI office.
All students preparing a teaching dossier for the purpose of entering the academic job market are asked to also have the document reviewed by a faculty member in their home department. The TATP office is a first stop for getting feedback on a dossier, but the teaching dossier should also be reviewed by a faculty member with expert content knowledge in your field.