Teaching Handbook


Sample Portfolios | Determining Contents | Developing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement
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Relevant Book

Seldin, Peter, et al., (2010) The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions, (4th edition). Wiley Publishing. Available at CIIA.

See also: ePortfolios (Teaching Handbook)

Sample Portfolios

Determining Contents

  • Teaching Portfolios - Components, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University
  • According to The Teaching Portfolio (see reference to the right), the contents of a Teaching Portfolio is related to its intended use, as the following table suggests:
Contents Prepared for Personnel Decisions Contents Prepared for Teaching Improvement
  • Teaching Responsibilities
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Methodologies
  • Student Evaluations
  • Classroom Observations
  • Review of Teaching Materials
  • Representative Course Syllabi
  • New Instructional Initiatives
  • Evidence of Student Learning
  • Assessment of Teaching Contribution Statement by Department Chair
  • Teaching Awards
  • Teaching Goals
  • Appendices
  • Teaching Responsibilities
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Objectives, Strategies, Methodologies
  • Description of Teaching Materials
  • Efforts to Improve Teaching
    • Curricular Revisions
    • Teaching Conferences and Workshops Attended
    • Innovations on Teaching
  • Student Ratings and Diagnostic Questions
  • Evidence of Student Learning
  • Teaching Goals (short & long term
  • Appendices

Developing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement

Guides for Creating Teaching and/or Course Portfolios

  • Teaching Portfolios - Center for Teaching and Learning, IU Bloomington
  • Teaching Portfolios for Graduate Students, Laura L.B. Border, University of Colorado at Boulder, in Essays on Teaching Excellence (POD Network) - guidelines specific to guiding graduate students who will teach
  • The Multicultural Teaching Portfolio, Matt Kaplan, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, in Essays on Teaching Excellence (POD Network) - describes how the teaching portfolio can document faculty work with multiculturalism
  • Web-based examples - the following faculty have created online versions of their teaching portfolios:
    • Marva A. Barnett, University of Virginia - French
    • Peter C. Brunjes, University of Virginia - Psychology
    • Natalie B. Milman, George Washington University - School of Education

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