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Dossier Mentorship Program

Many Ryerson faculty members are required to create a teaching dossier for tenure review, awards and job applications, which includes those applying for term and part-time appointments. This voluntary program provides Ryerson faculty with an opportunity to receive feedback on their teaching dossiers from other Ryerson faculty who have been trained as assessors.

Those who wish to have their teaching dossier assessed will receive an evaluation report that includes comments on each of the following ten areas: (1) General Organization, (2) Teaching Philosophy, (3) Undergraduate and Graduate Courses, (4) Currency in Teaching Field, (5) Course Outlines, Assignments, and Examinations, (6) Curriculum and Instructional Development, (7) Faculty Course Survey results, (8) Special Contributions, (9) Other materials and (10) Appendices.

The evaluation reports will be sent to participating faculty 3-4 weeks after the request for evaluation has been received.

If you do not have a teaching dossier, but are interested in preparing one, you may find these online resources of use.

If you are preparing your teaching dossier for tenure review, please refer to the RFA Collective Agreement (Article 5.8 C)

If your dossier is being prepared for a Chang School job application, please refer to the Chang School guidelines on dossier preparation.

The program is voluntary and confidential and the feedback is meant only for the personal improvement of one’s teaching dossier. Participation in the Dossier Mentorship Program is in no way connected to the decision-making processes associated with tenure review and hiring.

How to get involved

Those who wish to have their teaching dossier evaluated should register for the program.

Once registered you will be asked to provide an electronic copy of your dossier.  

Any questions can be addressed to Lauren Wilson, Manager, Learning & Teaching Office, at lauren.wilson@ryerson.ca