The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions / Edition 4

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of the classic hands-on resource offers a comprehensive review of all the facets developing teaching portfolios. This new edition will contain new perspectives and ideas; an expanded section on web-based electronic teaching portfolios ; a sample of colleges and universities that shows how they have implemented portfolios; real-world teaching portfolios of twenty-one faculty members and a report from a university provost on what he looks for in a portfolios submitted for promotion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470538098
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/30/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 661,575
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER SELDIN is Distinguished Professor of Management at pace University in Pleasantville, New York. A Behavioral scientist,, educator, author, and specialist in the evaluation and development of faculty and administrative performance, he has been a consultant on higher education issues to more than 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and 40 countries around the world.
A well-known speaker at national and international conference, Seldin regularly serves as a faculty leader in programs offered by the American council on Education, the American Association for Higher Education, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
His well-received books include:The Administrative Portfolio (2002, with Mary Lou Higgerson); Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching (1999, with associates); The Teaching Portfolio, second edition (1997); Improving College Teaching (1995, with associates); Successful Use of Teaching Portfolios (1993, with associates); The Teaching Portfolio (1991); How Administrators Can Improve Teaching (1990, with associates); Evaluating and Developing Administrative Performance (1988); Coping with Faculty Stress (1987, with associates); Changing Practices in faculty Evaluation (1984); Successful Faculty Evaluation Programs (1980); Teaching Professors to Teach (1977); How College Evaluate Professors (1975).
He has contributed to numerous articles on the teaching profession, student ratings, educational practice, and academic culture to such publications as The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Change magazine. For his contributions to the scholarship of teaching, he has received honorary degrees from Keystone College (Pennsylvania) and Columbia College (South Carolina).
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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface to the Fourth Edition xiii

About the Authors xix

About the Contributors xxiii


1 An Introduction to the Teaching Portfolio 3

2 Choosing Items for the Teaching Portfolio 10

3 Preparing the Teaching Portfolio 21

4 Steps to Creating a Teaching Portfolio 26

5 The Importance of Collaboration 31

6 Suggestions for Improving the Teaching Portfolio 35

7 Evaluating the Teaching Portfolio 41

8 Answers to Common Questions 51

9 E-Portfolios for Teaching Improvement 62

Monica A. Devanas

10 Clinical Education Portfolios 71

Annalise Sorrentino


11 Teaching Portfolios at Loyola University Maryland 81

Peter Rennert-Ariev

12 Exploring the Future of Teaching Portfolios with 88

Graduate Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mathew L. Ouellett

13 Developing Teaching Portfolios at Elgin Community College: The Early Years 96

Kimberly Tarver

14 Implementing the Teaching Portfolio at Florida Gulf Coast University 102

Donna Price Henry

15 Reviewing the Teaching Portfolio: Considerations from a Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs 109

Ronald B. Toll


16 Biological Sciences 121

Martha S. Rosenthal

17 Chemistry and Biochemistry 134

David E. Smith

18 Chemistry and Mathematics 149

Richard Schnackenberg

19 Communication and Philosophy 159

Mary Pelak Walch

20 English and Communication 171

Margaret Loring

21 Family and Consumer Sciences 183

Esther L. Devall

22 Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology 196

Wiebke J. Boeing

23 Government 206

Nancy V. Baker

24 Justice Studies 218

Heather A. Walsh-Haney

25 Law 234

Marc Jonathan Blitz

26 Music 245

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton

27 Nursing 257

Vicki D. Lachman

28 Pathology 269

Peter G. Anderson

29 Physical Therapy 282

Kimberly Tarver

30 Physics 294

Michaela Burkardt

31 Physiology and Developmental Biology 306

Michael D. Brown

32 Political Science 318

Richard R. Johnson

33 Psychology 328

Aaron Kozbelt

34 Social and Behavioral Sciences 339

Kristine De Welde

35 Social Work 355

Amanda Evans

36 Theater 363

Amy E. Hughes

References 372

Index 375

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