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Lesson 6: Review and summarize


Speaking of peer-review, now is a great time to get some feedback on your teaching dossier! Could you exchange dossiers with a colleague? Ask your mentor to review it? You can also book a consultation with an educational developer or your teaching and learning centre.

Rubric for Assessing a Teaching Dossier

Use this rubric to support yourself and/or peer-review.


Your dossier: A living document

You have read, reflected, and written a draft of your philosophy statement and a teaching dossier. You know about purpose, structure, evidence, and alignment of a philosophy statement and teaching dossier.

However, a teaching dossier is never quite complete. It is a living document! This means that not only will you revise it as you develop as a teacher, but that you can also adapt it to your changing needs. It is an iterative process and a good idea to revisit your dossier regularly.

Living document infographic


Kenny, N., Berenson, C., Jeffs, C., Nowell, L., & Grant, K. (2018) Teaching philosophies and teaching dossiers guide. Calgary, AB: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Retrieved from:

Seldin, P., Miller, J. & Seldin, C. (2010). The teaching portfolio: A practical guide to improved performance and promotion/tenure decisions, (4th ed.). Jossey-Bass


Lesson checklist

  • Create a summary and share your future teaching goals
  • Assemble the appendices
  • Review for alignment, format and update as needed

More lessons

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Lesson 1: Organize and identify your purpose

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Lesson 2: State your teaching philosophy

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Lesson 3: Situate your teaching context