You have made a great start to developing your dossier and you will continue to add your reflections, narrative, and content into a workable draft. Hint − use the dossier template in Lesson 3.
Introduced in Lesson 2 and 3 were the dossier components, teaching responsibilities, teaching philosophy, and teaching strategies and approaches. Building on the work you have done drafting your dossier and your decisions on which sections to include, you’ll want to add more content related to your teaching. You may want to refer to your CV for content and include in your dossier in the following components (reminder – select the components that fit your purpose and revise and adapt for your dossier).
- professional learning and development
- teaching and learning research (SoTL)
- service and educational leadership
- student feedback and course evaluations
- evidence of student learning and success
- peer feedback
- teaching awards and recognition
- summary and goals
For each section, include a reflective introduction, a summary of what is to follow, how this aligns with your teaching philosophy and any other comments you want to make to emphasize your contribution to teaching and what you have learned. This lesson also introduces the notion of evidence that supports your dossier.
In the professional learning and development section, include any courses, workshops, micro-credentials, and/or certificates that you’ve completed for your teaching development. Add specific details (as appropriate) about the number of hours, content, the institution, your motivation, what you learned and how this has influenced your teaching and development.