Starting your Teaching Portfolio
3-week seminar, plus 1 lab session
April 5 - 26, 2017
Wednesdays 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m
Center for Teaching and Learning
Note: This seminar also serves as a required course for the CTL Certificate Program. Prerequisite: completion of the Foundations in Teaching in Higher Education: Scholarship, Reflection, and Innovation course.
This short course is aimed at advanced doctoral students who wish to start developing their teaching portfolios in order to begin preparing for job applications, teaching reviews or demonstrations, and other professional situations in which a teaching portfolio will be extremely valuable and may even be required.
A teaching portfolio is a written repository of evidence and reflection documenting a university teacher’s strengths, skills, achievements and overall development as a scholar-teacher. As soon as the development of a professional teaching profile has begun, even in its planning or learning stages, a teaching portfolio can begin to be developed.
This course will give you ample introduction to the formats, expectations, styles of writing and presenting for your own teaching portfolio. We will look at examples of portfolios developed by novice and expert university teachers in different contexts. Together we will develop the ideas for what you may include in your portfolio, based on your actual experience in teaching, expectations and areas of interest. You will begin writing the core reflective element of the portfolio, receive feedback on its content and create an on-line repository in which you will be able to start collecting documents.
The seminar is offered twice during the academic year, in Fall Term and Spring Term.
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