Teaching Portfolios: Best Practices for Documenting Your Teaching Activities

The teaching portfolio is a structured collection of information from a variety of sources—students, colleagues, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and one’s own experiences—that documents your teaching. The portfolio can serve many roles. It describes and documents achievements in teaching. It provides a means for self-reflection and professional development as a teacher. It can be used to provide comprehensive evidence of one’s teaching effectiveness. Teaching portfolios can be used to inform personnel decisions. And, many teaching experts view portfolios as a step toward a more public, professional view of teaching as a scholarly activity.

Whether you are planning in advance for your third year review, preparing your dossier for your tenure package, or simply looking for practical information and resources for documenting your teaching activities, this is the session for you.

As a result of attending this session, you will:

  • Identify the purpose and benefits of developing a teaching portfolio;
  • Discuss key components of successful teaching portfolios; and
  • Create an action plan for documenting your teaching and professional development efforts.

Session Date

  • 3/10/2016

    Thursday, 12–1 p.m.
    Delphi Center Lab

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Presenter Bio

Marie Kendall Brown, Ph.D., is assistant director for teaching and learning at the Delphi Center. She joined UofL in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. In her current role, she designs and administers programs, services, and events to support faculty professional development with respect to teaching. Her research interests include faculty learning and development, teaching and learning topics in STEM, strategic partnering with academic units, and college student development from a constructive-developmental perspective. She is a recipient of UofL’s 2015 Outstanding Performance Award.

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