Supporting Documentation (CI) for Shortlisted Candidates

The shortlisted nominee must submit all of the following:  

1.Reference letters  

  • At least one faculty reference letter.  
  • At least one student reference letter.  

** These letters can be the same ones that were submitted with the original nomination; however, they must be re-submitted with the rest of the supporting documentation. 

  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

3.Teaching Materials (totaling up to 75 pages) 

  • Course syllabus  
  • Sample assignment instructions  
  • Sample lesson plan  
  • Examples of summative evaluations (e.g., test, quiz, exam, final project)  
  • A detailed summary of available course evaluation data  

The shortlisted nominee may also include additional teaching materials such as:  

  • sample communications with students (e.g., unsolicited emails from former students, instructions or advice emailed to former or current students)  
  • sample feedback to students  
  • examples of student work (anonymous)  
  • departmental feedback on teaching and letters of observation  
  • examples of effective TA coordination (e.g., meeting agendas or minutes, sample instructions for TAs, course resources designed for TAs, sample communications with TAs, suggested grading rubrics)  

4. A Cover Letter (one page). In your cover letter, clearly indicate: 

  • your program of study, 
  • courses for which you hold a CI position,  
  • what documentation is being provided, and the rationale for supplying the selected teaching materials (i.e., the qualities or teaching strengths that the materials meant to demonstrate), and  
  • the names of faculty nominators.  

 NOTES: 

  • The teaching philosophy statement and all materials provided must have been prepared by the nominated CI, not a colleague or the Course Coordinator.  
  • Teaching and additional materials can be from current or previous appointments but cannot include any information (emails, feedback, course work) from current students 
  • Any information that may identify your students must be removed. First names are okay; full names, email addresses, etc., are not. 
  • Additional letters or emails from students or faculty members may also be included.

Shortlisted candidates must submit all materials to services.ta@utoronto.ca by April 5th, 2023 at end of day (5:00 pm).