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Documenting Your Teaching

Documenting your teaching is important not only for the job market and other professional reviews, but also for your own development as an instructor. What are your priorities and methods – and what evidence do you have of your teaching successes? The resources here are drawn from CTL’s Documenting Your Teaching workshops.

Teaching Portfolios

  • This presentation developed by Alexia Ferracuti, CTL Assistant Director of Teaching Initiatives and Programs, provides an overview of purpose and content of the teaching portfolio for the academic job market. (PowerPoint)
  • The Sheridan Center at Brown University produced a Teaching Portfolio Handbook that aims to introduce and explain the Teaching Portfolio concept as a way to demonstrate one’s teaching credentials to colleagues, department chairs and potential employers. (PDF)
  • Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching has an online teaching guide on teaching portfolios. Topics include general guidelines, components of a teaching portfolio, sample teaching portfolios, and more. (External link)
  • The Center for the Advancement of Teaching at The Ohio State University University provides faculty and teaching assistants with a practical and self-reflective guide for developing their teaching portfolios on their website. (External link)

Sample teaching portfolios

  • The University of Virginia’s Center for Teaching Excellence shares example portfolios developed by faculty and teaching assistants. (External link)
  • This page showcases academic ePortfolios developed by teaching fellows at the University of Delaware. (External link)

Portfolio platforms

Want to develop your own teaching portfolio? CUIT maintains free WordPress blogs for Columbia University affiliates.

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