The Administrative Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Administrative Performance and Personnel Decisions / Edition 1

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Academic administrators occupy a position that is highly complexand entails unrelenting demands such as managing heightenedworkloads, stretching ever-tightening budgets, and promotingcollegiality among intensely driven individuals. At the same time,administrators are facing increased accountability for their jobperformances. While confronted by these challenges, how can theysupply concrete evidence of their accomplishments? The authors ofthis practical guide recommend preparing an administrativeportfolio.

Including ready-to-use and field-tested information, TheAdministrative Portfolio is a hands-on look at the why, what,and how of preparing and successfully using the portfolio. Itincludes

  • Practical suggestions for getting started and then maintainingthe most effective use of portfolios
  • Key issues, red-flag warnings, and benchmarks forsuccess
  • Helpful answers to common questions
  • Differentiation between portfolios for personnel decisions andthose that are used for performance improvement
  • A list of 21 possible portfolio items from whichadministrators can choose the ones most personally relevant
  • A selection of 13 real portfolios from across administrationpositions and institutions

Written for presidents, provosts, academic vice presidents,deans, department chairs, and program directors, TheAdministrative Portfolio presents as well as demonstratessensible strategies for how to develop and use a strongportfolio.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882982479
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: JB - Anker Series, #24
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER SELDIN is Distinguished Professor of Management atpace University in Pleasantville, New York. A Behavioralscientist,, educator, author, and specialist in the evaluation anddevelopment of faculty and administrative performance, he has beena consultant on higher education issues to more than 300 collegesand universities throughout the United States and 40 countriesaround the world.
A well-known speaker at national and international conference,Seldin regularly serves as a faculty leader in programs offered bythe American council on Education, the American Association forHigher Education, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schoolsof 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); TheTeaching Portfolio (1991); How Administrators Can Improve teaching(1990, with associates); Evaluating and Developing AdministrativePerformance (1988); Coping with Faculty Stress (1987, withassociates);  Changing Practices in faculty Evaluation(1984); Successful Faculty Evaluation programs(1980); Teaching Professors to teach (1977);  HowCollege Evaluate Professors (1975). 
He has contributed to numerous articles on the teaching profession,student ratings, educational practice, and academic culture to suchpublications as The New York Times, The Chronicle of HigherEducation and Change magazine,. For his contributions tothe scholarship of teaching, he has received honorary degrees fromKeystone College (Pennsylvania) and Columbia College (SouthCarolina).

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