Teaching philosophies and dossiers

Compiling a teaching dossier can be a challenging but rewarding task. It can help you understand more about yourself and your core beliefs as a teacher. 

Are you applying for a University of Calgary Teaching Award? More specific information about how to structure your nomination package is available here.


Teaching philosophies and teaching dossiers guide

This guide uses a literature-informed framework for developing teaching expertise to lead you through a series of practical exercises to develop and strengthen your teaching dossier and philosophy.

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Sample teaching philosophy statements and dossiers

These sample teaching philosophy statements and dossiers from past University of Calgary Teaching Award recipients show the diverse ways that people express their teaching and educational leadership beliefs.

Nomination dossier resources

Learn more about developing a nomination dossier for the University of Calgary Teaching Awards

Slides and worksheets from a workshop on creating a nomination dossier for the University of Calgary Teaching Awards program. The materials cover the components of a nomination dossier, how to select and present data and documentation and how to prepare a dossier within the context of this prestigious institutional teaching awards program.

What is a teaching dossier?

What is a teaching dossier? 

A teaching dossier is a concise and curated summary of your teaching philosophy, experiences, approaches, accomplishments and effectiveness that includes clear evidence of the scope and quality of your teaching practice. 

Seldin et al;, 2010; Knapper and Wright, 2001.