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

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 30, 2010 - Education - 416 pages
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Praise for The Teaching Portfolio

"This new edition of a classic text has added invaluable, immediately useful material. It's a must-read for faculty, department chairs, and academic administrators." —Irene W. D. Hecht, director, Department Leadership Programs, American Council on Education

"This book offers a wealth of wisdom and materials. It contains essential knowledge, salient advice, and an immediately useful model for faculty engaged in promotion or tenure." —Raymond L. Calabrese, professor of educational administration, The Ohio State University

"The Teaching Portfolio provides the guidelines and models that faculty need to prepare quality portfolios, plus the standards and practices required to evaluate them." —Linda B. Nilson, director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

"Focused on reflection, sound assessment, and collaboration, this inspiring and practical book should be read by every graduate student, faculty member, and administrator." —John Zubizarreta, professor of English, Columbia College

"All the expanded and new sections of this book add real value, but administrators and review committees will clearly benefit from the new section on how to evaluate portfolios with a validated template." —Barbara Hornum, director, Center for Academic Excellence, Drexel University

"This book is practical, insightful, and immediately useful. It's an essential resource for faculty seeking promotion/tenure or who want to improve their teaching." —Michele Stocker-Barkley, faculty, Department of Psychology, Kishwaukee Community College

"The Teaching Portfolio has much to say to teachers of all ranks, disciplines, and institutions. It offers a rich compendium of practical guidelines, examples, and resources." —Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Associate Provost for Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst

"Teaching portfolios help our Board on Rank and Tenure really understand the quality and value of individual teaching contributions." —Martha L. Wharton, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity, Loyola University, Maryland

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About the author (2010)

JOHN ZUBIAZARETTA is professor of English and director of honors and faculty development at Columbia College, South Carolina. A Carnegie Foundation/Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Professor of the year for South Carolina, he has also earned awards and recognition for teaching and scholarly excellence from the American Association for Higher Education, the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English, the national United Methodist Board of Higher Education, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, and other educational organizations.
John is a frequent conference presenter and consultant on improving college teaching, learning, and academic leadership, and he has mentored educators nationwide and internationally on developing teaching and administrative portfolios. His work on portfolios--often in collaboration with Peter Seldin--include many articles and chapters in journal and book publications such as "The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching; The Department Chair; Phi Delta Kappan"; Seldin's "Changing Practices in Educating Teaching" (1999), "The Teaching Portfolio, Second Edition" (1997), "Improving College Teaching" (1995), "Successful Use of Teaching Portfolios" (1993); Roth's "Inspiring Teaching" (1997); and Wright's "Teaching Improvement Practices" (1995). He has also contributed to Seldin and Higgerson's "The Administrative Portfolio" (2002).

Wilbert J. McKeachie is Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is also a research scientist and past director of the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. He has served as president of the American Psychological Association and of the American Association for Higher Education. He has also served as chair of the Committee on College and University Teaching, Research, and Publication of the American Association of University Professors. He speaks at workshops and conferences around the world and has published numerous articles in the United States and internationally.

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