GATA awards season is well underway, making it a great time to begin working on your teaching dossier. A teaching dossier is a portfolio designed to demonstrate your teaching and inspire self-reflection. This portfolio allows for responsibilities, approaches, contributions, and evidence to be presented in a professional manner that summarizes the quality of one’s academic teaching. Furthermore, it allows you to articulate your beliefs about teaching and learning through a philosophy statement and highlights your teaching-related activities and accomplishments.

Not sure what goes into a teaching dossier? The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia provides a brief summary of what should be included.

If you need help getting started with your teaching philosophy statement, the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Saskatchewan, provides excellent sample teaching philosophy statements written by Faculty members and GAs from a range of disciplines.

For a teaching dossier template and brief description try the UCAPT-Teaching-Dossier-Guide

Still need help getting started? Consider reaching out to the CTL for consultation regarding your teaching dossier. 

Reminder: GATA Award nominations are due May 16, 2016 by 5:00pm. The official call for nominations can be found on CTL’s website. Questions and comments may be directed to Dr. Pierre Boulos,


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