A Complete Picture of Your Teaching
According to UND Policy, evaluation should "reflect the full range of teaching activities" that faculty engage in. Such activities may include (but are not limited to):
- classroom teaching, mentoring
- course and curriculum development
- laboratory, clinical, or studio supervision
- direction of independent research projects
- scholarly/ grant activity related to teaching
- learning assessment activity
- academic/career advising
Notice that some of the activities listed under "teaching" here overlap with other categories of faculty work. For instance, "scholarly activity related to teaching," when it is written up and disseminated to the larger community, should probably be regarded as "research." And "academic/career advising" may be regarded as "service" if it involves only advice on making up a course schedule.
Before you begin to think about how to document your teaching, find out how your department defines teaching and what their expectations are. Then make a list of all the things you do that fulfill or exceed those expectations. Ask yourself which of these things merit special attention? (For instance, developing several new courses, grading writing assignments in large classes, teaching especially difficult courses, directing several graduate theses, mentoring a less experienced colleague, supervising TA's, putting course materials on-line, etc.) As you prepare to document your teaching, consider all these aspects of teaching, not just the most visible ones.