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"Related to the student writing portfolio is the teaching portfolio, an innovation for the evaluation and improvement of teaching. Like the student portfolio, the teaching portfolio can be used both for development and assessment. Some documents provide a context for reflection and improvement (such as commentary on student evaluations, a rationale for a syllabus, or a personal analysis of remarks on students' papers.) Other documents, such as fully worked-out course design, will represent a teacher's best work and might be used for teacher certification, merit review, promotion and tenure, or hiring decisions. The teaching portfolio provides incentive for more thoughtfulness about teaching while its contents also offer ricer descriptions of a teacher's abilities and accomplishments." (Anson 544)


Conventional teaching portfolios -- both print and digital -- tend to include,

  • An updated CV
  • A statement describing your teaching roles and responsibilities
  • A reflective statement of teaching goals and approaches -- i.e., a teaching philosophy, and how you assess and relfect upon your teaching
  • Representative syllabi
  • Representative assignments
  • Representative responses to student work
  • Summarized student evaluations of teaching
  • Comments from a peer observer
  • Work on curriculum revision or development
  • Participation in departmental meetings, workshops, and training programs
  • Participation in seminars or professional meetings about teaching
  • Development of innovative teaching practices, such as those that integrate technology


Anson, Chris. "Portfolio." Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age. Routledge, 1996: 543-544, and "Portfolios for Teachers: Writing Our Way to Reflective Practice."


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