Developing Your Philosophy Statement and Teaching Portfolio

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Developing Your Philosophy Statement and Teaching Portfolio

May 11 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Facilitated by Dr. Cheryl Jeffs, EdD
Educational Development Consultant and Faculty Member
Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
University of Calgary

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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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify:

  • the purposes, components and format of a teaching portfolio 
  • your key beliefs (philosophy) about teaching and learning
  • data and documentation that provides evidence of the scope and quality of your teaching practice
  • a plan to complete your teaching portfolio

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).

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