Crafting a philosophy statement and teaching portfolio is an opportunity for growth, self-reflection, and the satisfaction of producing a foundational document for your teaching practice. In this workshop participants will explore the purposes and components of a teaching portfolio, elements of an effective philosophy statement, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Through a guided writing process, participants will begin a draft of a philosophy statement, list evidence to incorporate into a portfolio (template provided) and create a pragmatic individual plan to complete a teaching portfolio.
Please register for this workshop before May 4, 2023.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify:
About the Facilitator
Dr. Cheryl Jeffs, EdD, is an educational development consultant and faculty member in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary. After a decade as a faculty member at Douglas College in British Columbia, I was recruited to the University of Calgary in a tenure-track position. It is at the University of Calgary I found my passion for the philosophy statement and teaching dossier/portfolio.
I have reviewed close to 500 philosophy statements and dossiers/portfolios, facilitated dozens of workshops, and consulted with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from every discipline to develop their dossier/portfolio. It is with great satisfaction that many of these consultations have resulted in teaching awards, tenure and promotion, and career development. My scholarship on this topic includes: The Teaching Portfolio, a scoping review (in progress); Teaching Philosophies and Teaching Dossiers Guide (Kenny et al., 2021); Developing your Teaching Dossier Learning Module (Jeffs & Paris, 2020).