Teaching Portfolio

Electronic teaching portfolios

A teaching portfolio is a written repository of documents demonstrating a university teacher’s strengths, skills, achievements and overall development as a scholar-teacher. Normally, teaching portfolios are very helpful in preparing your case for a job application (in particular, at the interview stage) or any kind of career progression requiring the demonstration of your teaching profile.

Portfolios are far more then an extension of a professional CV or a simple collection of course outlines and other documents. They are purposely written reflective documents allowing the audience to connect the pieces of evidence provided to a specific set of claims you make about your teaching.

We can start working with you on developing your teaching portfolio during your Teaching Assistantship. Normally you would be supported in your development by our short seminar dedicated to starting your teaching portfolio. Since we are using the new CEU e-Portfolio system, your portfolio will be stored electronically, can be developed over time, and can include also visual media and external material (such as relevant websites or videos) as well as the traditional documents associated with a written portfolio.

In our philosophy, your teaching portfolio will demonstrate

  • your academic scholarship and how you link that to your developing teaching approaches
  • your development of your teaching skills over time, supported by critical reflection
  • your actual teaching objects and products, designs and innovations that make a strong case for you as a teacher