Teaching Portfolios


The teaching portfolio describes and documents a faculty member’s achievements in teaching. As part of a multi-faceted teaching evaluation program, it provides a rich picture of teaching that can be used for making personnel decisions. It is also a means for self-reflection on teaching, leading to teaching improvement. The links below describe teaching portfolios, explain their multiple functions, and provide detailed guidelines for developing a teaching portfolio.


General Resources

Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Ohio State University, Faculty and TA Development).
This comprehensive and well-organized site provides a practical guide to all aspects of developing a teaching portfolio. Also includes links to over a dozen portfolio sites at other universities, links to information on electronic portfolios, online examples of teaching portfolios, and a list of additional readings.

Teaching Portfolio Resources (Center for Instructional Development and Research, University of Washington).
This site provides links to resources, materials, and examples helpful in developing a teaching portfolio.

Promoting a Culture of Teaching: The Teaching Portfolio,” Speaking of Teaching, Stanford University Newsletter on Teaching, Vol. 7, No. 3, Spring 1996 Adobe Acrobat/PDF.
More useful information on the creation and use of a teaching portfolio.

Teaching Portfolios (University of Texas at El Paso, The Center for Effective Teaching and Learning).
This site contains guidelines for all aspects of developing and evaluating a teaching portfolio, including sample teaching portfolios from business, education, engineering, health sciences, liberal arts, and science.

Teaching Portfolios (Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching).
Rationale guidelines, components, samples and more for developing a teaching portfolio or e-teaching portfolio.

An Overview of E-Portfolios,” George Lorenzo and John Ittleson, edited by Diana Oblinger (EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, E11 paper 1: 2005). PDF.
This report describes 3 types of e-portfolios: student e-portfolios; teaching e-portfolios for faculty; and institutional e-portfolios for department, program, and institutional accreditation processes. Summarizes key issues in portfolio development; discusses material for inclusion; reviews e-portfolio technology; and provides links to examples of e-portfolio initiatives.

Teaching Portfolio Resources (Texas Tech University, Teaching, Learning and Technology Center).
Provides links to more than a dozen university sites offering teaching portfolio resources; numerous samples of electronic portfolios in a range of fields; and, for those who would like to embellish their portfolio with suitable quotes, offers a set of links to quotes about teaching and the academic life.  

See also on this site
Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness 
Teaching Philosophy Statement

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