Developing a Teaching Portfolio
A teaching portfolio contain samples of your teaching performance:
- Work samples, accompanied by faculty commentary and explanation that reveals not only what was done but why - the thinking behind the teaching.
- Reflective essays that demonstrate a teaching philosophy ground the portfolio by giving it a point of view.
Portfolios are constructed in many ways; there is no set structure. But keep in mind their purpose: to reveal your effectiveness as a teacher, your competency as a planner, your involvement in the field, and your contributions to your professional community.
Available from our library:
- Cambridge, B. (2005). Electronic portfolios: Emerging practices in student, faculty, and institutional learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
- Edgerton, R., Hutchings, P., & Quinlan, K. (1991). The teaching portfolio: Capturing the scholarship in teaching. Washington, DC: AAHE.
- Writing Your Teaching Philosophy (UMN Center for Educational Innovation)
- Teaching Portfolio Resources (UVA Center for Teaching Excellence)
- Creating a Teaching Portfolio (WUSTL Teaching Center)