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Preparing your dossier panel & workshop

Instructor Network Leadership Team (InLET) Presents:

Professional Development Event ~ Preparing Your Tenure & Promotion Dossier

Thursday April 20, 2017, 9.30-11.30am

UBCV Campus Rm 3074 Orchard Commons

UBCO Campus Rm SCI 331



The InLET is very pleased to be offering this workshop to help instructor/educational leadership stream faculty gain insight into the process of developing a thorough and concise dossier for promotion purposes. The speakers will focus on how we navigate the different departmental demands as there is no university standard. The various ‘Table of Contents’ used by the speakers will be addressed as well as the areas that provided the most challenge. The session will end with breakout groups where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss a problematic section of their dossier, while the speakers shadow the discussion.

Agenda and Speakers:

  •      Welcome and Introduction – 5 mins
  •      Dr. Harry Hubball – 20 mins
  •      Panel of dossier experiences and examples – 45 mins

○      Dr. Christina Hendricks

○      Dr. Steve Wolfman

○      Dr. Jackie Rea

  •      Q and A – 20 minutes
  •      Workshop  – 30 mins – A chance to share an issue you are struggling with in your dossier in a group context. The speakers will shadow the groups and offer some guidance.


Dr. Harry Hubball

Professor & National Teaching Fellow, Canada

Chair, Academic Program Director: International Program for the Scholarship of Educational Leadership

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Faculty of Education
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Dr. Hubball will present on the scholarship of educational leadership, the dossier process and content, and putting it together.  His introduction will be followed by the panel of speakers, indicated below, who will share their dossier experiences and products.  The workshop will finish with a question and answer period and opportunity to discuss ideas and challenges of your dossiers.

Dr. Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching, Department of Philosophy
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Dr. Steve Wolfman

Professor of Teaching, Department of Computer Science
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Dr. Jackie Rea

Senior Instructor, Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) and Vantage College
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver


Resources from the session

We were not able to record this session, but we do have some resources to share.


Jackie Rea showed slides with some suggestions, which you can see in PDF format here: Rea Dossier Presentation (PDF)

Harry Hubball shared his slides from the session, which are about the Scholarship of Educational Leadership Certificate Program at UBC: Hubball SoEL slides for dossier workshop (PDF)


Online Portfolios

Steve Wolfman shared his online portfolio materials, which you can see here along with his speaking notes for the day: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~wolf/tnp/

Christina Hendricks shared her online portfolio, which you can see here: http://chendricks.org/portfolioarchive  This is the portfolio as it looked when she submitted it for promotion to Professor of Teaching; this version has not been updated since then. A somewhat more updated portfolio can be found here: http://chendricks.org/portfolio


Other Resources

Here is some information on work that Simon Bates (Academic Director, CTLT) has been doing around trying to clarify “Educational Leadership” and how we might give evidence of impact: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/

The following are draft documents about the ongoing process to try to develop a Teaching and Learning Impact Framework. These are not finalized; they will be altered in the future. Please see the above link for final versions when they are ready.




Workshop: Make your UBC CV work for you

Have you wondered how best to highlight your achievements and educational leadership activities in the new UBC Common CV? If the answer is yes, then please join INLeT for our Spring workshop, “Make your UBC CV work for you,” on April 15, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Lillooet Room, IKBLC.  
This 2-hour workshop is designed to help educational leadership-stream faculty implement the new version of the UBC CV.  We will begin the workshop with a panel discussion, led by experts on the intent and design of the CV, along with faculty familiar with its use in tenure and promotion decisions. Panelists will include: Melanie Jones (SAC), Jackie Stewart (Chemistry), Sally Hermansen (Geography), and Steve Wolfman (Computer Science). If you have a question you would like the panelists to address, please e-mail your question to Allen Sens at asens@mail.ubc.ca. 
The panel discussion will be followed by a small group activity where participants will have an opportunity to interact and develop approaches to their own CV. Please bring one or two items that you’re not sure where to place on your CV, or that you would like feedback on helping to frame so that they fit in a particular part of the CV. 


 The UBC Instructor Network invites you to a “Bring Your Own Lunch and Learn” panel session and discussion on Promotion to Senior Instructor”!

The event will be held on Monday, September 26th from 12:00 – 12:50 in the Dodson Room in the Irving K. Barber learning Center. We have the room until 1:30, so those without other meeting or teaching obligations are welcome to stay for further discussion past 12:50.

Our panelists:

Susan Boyd: Chair, Senior Appointments Committee
Vanessa Auld: Chair, Faculty of Science Promotions and Tenure Committee
Deena Rubuliak: Executive Director, UBC Faculty Association
Paul Bartha: Head, Department of Philosophy
Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor (Philosophy) and Chair of the Arts One Program

We expect the session to be of great interest to Instructor ranks across UBC. Discussion will include promotion and tenure procedures and process, assembling your materials, learning portfolios, referee letters, and much more!

Please distribute this notice to your colleagues who might be interested!

The Instructor Network

P.S. At our initial meeting of Instructors last Spring, a number of people indicated interest in a series of “Lunch and Learn’s,” lunchtime meetings where we would discuss issues of interest to Instructors. We sent out a survey recently to determine which topics are of greatest interest, and this one had significant interest. Others are on the way, including promotion to Professor of Teaching, scholarship of teaching practice, links between research and teaching, student health and learning, and more.