What goes into my dossier?

Recommended Dossier Outline:
 
8.1.3 Evaluation of Faculty – Evidence – Dossiers
 
8.1.3.e As the purpose of the dossier is to provide evaluators with the information and material necessary to accurately judge the candidate’s performance in the areas listed herein, the dossier shall contain the following material:
8.1.3.e.1 A Copy of the Department Standards FPPP – 2015/2016 – p. 48
8.1.3.e.2 Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
8.1.3.e.3 A Narrative The narrative should provide a context for the reviewers to understand and evaluate the candidate’s activities and achievements contained in the dossier. The candidate should use the narrative to highlight the scope and quality of his/her performance in all the areas to be evaluated, making the case that the performance under review has met or exceeded expectations as stated in the Department standards, other sections of the FPPP, and the CBA. At a minimum, the narrative should include the following: • A reflective statement on the candidate’s teaching philosophy/ strategies/objectives and how these have impacted the candidate’s teaching, (i.e., how these are evidenced in the candidate’s classes, assignments, and other learning experiences provided for students), and • A reflective statement on the candidate’s professional development, describing what he/she does and why, how it has evolved and where it might be going in the next few years, and how it has impacted the candidate’s teaching. The candidate may wish to include additional brief annotations and comments throughout the dossier.
8.1.3.e.4 Support Materials The candidate will present evidence that he/she is performing the tasks for which he/she was hired, and to which he/she is assigned. As appropriate to the individual faculty member’s circumstances, dossier contents include: Instruction. Evidence regarding teaching effectiveness should address the specific Department standards for courses to be considered in the evaluation, and other support materials required by the Department. Even though peer evaluations and SETs are in the candidate’s WPAF, the candidate may wish to place a table summarizing these evaluations in the dossier, along with his/her comments and interpretations. Professional Growth and Achievement. The dossier must contain the materials specified by the Department standards. When compiling these materials, the candidate should keep in mind that the quality of these activities is more important than the quantity of activities. The dossier should provide reviewers with the information necessary to make accurate judgments regarding such quality. FPPP – 2015/2016 – p. 49 Other Contributions to the University and Community (also referred to as “Service”). Other materials that would help evaluators assess the candidate’s performance in Other Contributions to the University and Community should be included. When compiling these materials, the candidate should keep in mind that the reviewers will assess the quality as well as the quantity of activities; therefore, this section of the dossier should provide reviewers with the information necessary to make accurate judgments about such quality and quantity. Contribution to Strategic Plans and Goals of the Department, College, the Academic Plan of Academic Affairs, and University. While the material in the above described dossier sections will address much of a candidate’s performance relative to strategic plans and goals, the candidate should make sure that any additional evidence regarding performance towards these goals is included in the dossier. The candidate may wish to consider adding a statement that guides reviewers to the evidence in the dossier that relates to strategic plans and goals.