Video transcript below:
[Video opens to older white man with short light brown hair and a beard talking to the camera, at the bottom of the screen there is a bar with the Sheridan S logo and his name and title: Sean McNabney, Associate Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences]
McNabney: One of the things I found particularly interesting was how much I learned about the faculty through this process, you know I like to think I have a pretty good and close relationship with my faculty but there were little things in those portfolios that sort of popped out that didn’t know about in terms of some of their accomplishments in the past.
[Video fades out to a white title screen with the Sheridan | Get Creative logo, underneath is the text: Academic Portfolios Perspectives from Professors and Associate Deans. This title screen fades out to an older white man with short redish hair talking to the camera, at the at the bottom of the screen there is a bar with the Sheridan S logo and his name and title: John McRae, Professor Pilon School of Business]
McRae: You know, a lot of the times when were doing things at school, we look at one term, one year, one project, one class but in this case were looking back the whole thing to sorta see what you’ve been doing and see how it’s connected. It’s a bit egotistical in the sense that you pat yourself on the back but more important is you get to see what it is you’ve been achieving over the years and how it is useful, and you can see your progression and things like that.
[Video transitions to an older white woman with mid length white hair and glasses talking to the camera at the bottom of the screen there is a bar with the Sheridan S logo and her name and title: Maija Saari, Associate Dean Faculty of Animation Arts and Design]
Saari: You know, you think you know people you talk to them in the hallways you have discussions for their workload every semester but really when they’re going through their portfolio you get these stories about their lives, their careers, so it was kind of exciting. It was illuminating and really made you feel a lot more comfortable and confident about where they want to go and yeah, it was just very positive experience.
[Video transitions back to McNabney]
McNabney: Reviewing the portfolios was actually a very exciting and energizing experience both for me as the Associate Dean, but also for the faculty that went through the process for the first time. I would say sort of the biggest surprise that came for me was how much stuff I knew about the faculty that they didn’t include in their portfolios. It was actually kind of a common thread when I met with the faculty where I would sort of note to them ‘hey you didn’t include x’ or ‘what about that time you did y?’ and the faculty frequently kind of said ‘oh yeah, I didn’t even think about that’ and I think kind of from that perspective it was kind of interesting, you know from the perspective of reflective practice.
[Video transitions to a younger woman with dark brown hair tied up in a messy bun talking to the camera at the bottom of the screen there is a bar with the Sheridan S logo and her name and title: Jennifer Phenix, Professor Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences]
Phenix: I think part of the enjoyment for me was that I enjoy reflection and I like writing in a journal, so it felt very natural, it took time in a thoughtful way. One of the pieces that surprised me in the process was — as I was doing it, even though I enjoyed it, was I surprised myself with how much I’ve done because I feel like I go about my day to day work and I do what I do but it doesn’t fall under categories of let’s say service or creative activities or scholarship, it just feels like it’s all part in parcel of my work at the college.
[Video transitions to a middle age white woman with long light brown hair tied up in a ponytail at the back of her head at the bottom of the screen there is a bar with the Sheridan S logo and her name and title: Theresa Fraser, Professor Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies]
Fraser: What was really lovely about it was that it, I think it provides faculty an opportunity to have conversations and share information not only with their colleagues and peers here at Sheridan but also their managers. So, for Sheridan to say to me ‘what are you doing that’s adding to the community in terms of creative? What are you doing–what is evidence of training that you’ve done?’
[Video transitions to a middle age Black woman with glasses and dark brown hair at a bob length at the bottom of the screen there is a bar with the Sheridan S logo and her name and title: Patrice Esson, Professor Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences]
Esson: It was our choice what to include, how to include it, what format we wanted it to take. I had a colleague come in and sit in my class and give me feedback on how I might improve something I was really bogged down with and needed help there. I came in to work as a part of a creative journey so i knew before I even started that everything would link back to creativity in some form so trying to separate it out in discreet categories wasn’t always easy for me but it was all the things that I had actually accomplished during that short time that really made me go ‘wow!’
[Video fades to a white title screen with the Sheridan | Get Creative logo, underneath is the text: Academic Portfolios Perspectives from Professors and Associate Deans as it ends it leaves just the Sheridan | Get Creative logo]