Teaching Portfolios

Introduction

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.
http://ucat.osu.edu

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.
http://depts.washington.edu/cidrweb/redirect.html

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.
http://web.stanford.edu/dept/CTL/cgi-bin/docs/newsletter/teaching_portfolio.pdf

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.
http://cetalweb.utep.edu/index.php/web-resources-on-teaching-and-learning/o-teaching-portfolios

Teaching Portfolios (Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching).
Rationale guidelines, components, samples and more for developing a teaching portfolio or e-teaching portfolio.
http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/teaching-portfolios/#what

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.
http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3001.pdf

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.  
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tlpdc/index.php

See also on this site
Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness 
Teaching Philosophy Statement

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