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Standards of Teaching required for Tenure and Promotion

Please see Appendix B of 1999 - 2003 Collective Agreement for more Information

For Promotion to or Appointment at the Rank of Assistant Professor
“The candidate must establish that his or her teaching has been or has clear potential to be of good quality . . . Material submitted as evidence in this category shall be evaluated by the CAS for evidence of comprehensive preparation, use of current materials, theoretical competence and appropriately challenging character of courses.”

For Conferral of Tenure
“The candidate must establish that his or her teaching has been of good quality over the term of employment with the university. . . Materials submitted as evidence in this category shall be evaluated by the CAS for evidence of comprehensive preparation, use of current materials, theoretical competence and appropriately challenging character of courses.”

For Promotion to or Appointment to the Rank of Associate Professor
“The candidate must establish that his or her teaching has been of good quality over the term of employment with the university. . . Materials submitted as evidence in this category shall be evaluated by the CAS for evidence of comprehensive preparation, use of current materials, theoretical competence and appropriately challenging character of courses.”

For Promotion to or Appointment to the Rank of Professor
“Materials submitted as evidence in this category shall be evaluated by the CAS and external assessors for evidence of comprehensive preparation, use of current materials, theoretical competence and appropriately challenging character of courses.”
Please note that there are 3 different categories of achievement. See Collective Agreement for more information.

Evidence for all Levels
Six categories of evidence to be presented in a Teaching Portfolio are contained in the Collective Agreement. Candidates should note that in addition to these documents “others deemed appropriate” may be included..

1. Course descriptions, syllabi, bibliographies or other course materials distributed in courses.

2. Material descriptive of course submitted to other bodies (e.g., departmental or university curriculum committees).

3.Explanatory material about aims and methods of teaching written and submitted by the candidate.

4. Letters of reference from colleagues or supervisors or unsolicited letters from students

5. Results of student evaluations carried out in accordance with the University’s course evaluation policy and procedures; evaluation results administered independent of university-wide standardized student evaluations may also be submitted.

6. Publications, conference presentations, workshops or seminars conducted on teaching.