Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions / Edition 2

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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: 9781882982158
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 284

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

About the Author v
About the Contributors vi
Preface xiv
Part I The Teaching Portfolio: Purpose, Process, and Product
1 The Teaching Portfolio 2
2 Preparing the Teaching Portfolio 5
3 Choosing Items for the Teaching Portfolio 10
4 Using the Teaching Portfolio 15
5 Answers to Common Questions About the Teaching Portfolio 23
Part II Electronic Teaching Portfolios
6 Making Good Work Public Through Electronic Teaching Portfolios 36
Part III How Portfolios Are Used in Seven Institutions
7 The Teaching Portfolio Program at Drexel University 52
8 Using Multiple Pathways to Foster Portfolio Development at Miami University of Ohio 61
9 Developing and Implementing the Teaching Portfolio at Oxford College of Emory University 71
10 Teaching Portfolios at Pace University: A Culture in Transition 77
11 The Teaching Portfolio at Rutgers University 84
12 Teaching Portfolios at Texas A&M University: Reflections on a Decade of Practice 92
13 Teaching Portfolios at the University of Evansville 101
Part IV Keeping the Portfolio Current
14 Strategies for Updating and Improving the Teaching Portfolio 112
15 Key Points on Teaching Portfolio Revisions and Updates 118
Part V Sample Portfolios From Across Disciplines
16 Joseph G. Donelan, University of West Florida 133
Bioscience and Biotechnology
17 Shivanthi Anandan, Drexel University 142
Communication Studies/Communication Sciences and Disorders
18 Abbey L. Berg, Pace University 151
19 Kathleen A. McDonough, State University of New York College at Fredonia 159
Classical Languages and Literature
20 Bridget Thomas, Truman State University 168
Design, Merchandising, and Textiles
21 Sally L. Fortenberry, Texas Christian University 177
22 Amy E. Seldin, Westfield State College 188
23 Clement A. Seldin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 196
24 Mary Barrows, Barton County Community College 204
25 Jane Collins, Pace University 213
26 Saundra K. Liggins, State University of New York College at Fredonia 224
27 Alan Shepard, University of Guelph 231
28 Stephen W. Henderson, Oxford College of Emory University 241
Instructional and Performance Technology
29 Karen L. Rasmussen, University of West Florida 251
30 William J. Robinson, Barton County Community College 261
31 Janet Liou-Mark, New York City College of Technology 270
32 Kay L. Edwards, Miami University 282
33 Kathryn A. Ballou, University of Missouri, Kansas City 294
34 Curtis C. Bradley, Texas Christian University 305
35 Barbara A. B. Patterson, Emory University 313
36 Arthur B. Shostak, Drexel University 322
Theatre Arts
37 Margaret Mitchell, University of the Incarnate Word 333
Bibliography 344
Index 347
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