Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment - Western Washington University's Teaching and Learning Center

Teaching Portfolios

Determining Contents | Developing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement
Guides for Teaching Portfolios | Support at WWU | WWU T&P Committees

Relevant Book

Seldin, Peter, et al.,
The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical
Guide to Improved Performance
and Promotion/Tenure Decisions

Wiley, 2010 (4th edition)
Available at CIIA

 

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
  1. Teaching Responsibilities
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Teaching Methodologies
  4. Student Evaluations
  5. Classroom Observations
  6. Review of Teaching Materials
  7. Representative Course Syllabi
  8. New Instructional Initiatives
  9. Evidence of Student Learning
  10. Assessment of Teaching Contribution Statement by Department Chair
  11. Teaching Awards
  12. Teaching Goals
  13. Appendices
  1. Teaching Responsibilities
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Teaching Objectives, Strategies, Methodologies
  4. Description of Teaching Materials
  5. Efforts to Improve Teaching
    • Curricular Revisions
    • Teaching Conferences and Workshops Attended
    • Innovations on Teaching
  6. Student Ratings and Diagnostic Questions
  7. Evidence of Student Learning
  8. Teaching Goals (short & long term
  9. Appendices
Developing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement
Guides for Teaching Portfolios
  • Teaching Portfolio Overview, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Ohio State University - describes what it is and the characteristics of an effective portfolio
  • The Multicultural Teaching Portfolio, This PDF file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. 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
  • Teaching Portfolios for Graduate Students, This PDF file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. 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
  • Web-based examples - the following faculty have created online versions of their teaching portfolios:
Support at WWU
WWU T&P Committees