The Academic Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Documenting Teaching, Research, and Service

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 28, 2010 - Education - 384 pages
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This comprehensive book focuses squarely on academic portfolios, which may prove to be the most innovative and promising faculty evaluation and development technique in years. The authors identify key issues, red flag warnings, and benchmarks for success, describing the what, why, and how of developing academic portfolios. The book includes an extensively tested step-by-step approach to creating portfolios and lists 21 possible portfolio items covering teaching, research/scholarship, and service from which faculty can choose the ones most relevant to them.

The thrust of this book is unique:

  • It provides time-tested strategies and proven advice for getting started with portfolios.
  • It includes a research-based rubric grounded in input from 200 faculty members and department chairs from across disciplines and institutions.
  • It examines specific guiding questions to consider when preparing every subsection of the portfolio.
  • It presents 18 portfolio models from 16 different academic disciplines.

Designed for faculty members, department chairs, deans, and members of promotion and tenure committees, all of whom are essential partners in developing successful academic portfolio programs, the book will also be useful to graduate students, especially those planning careers as faculty members.

  

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Clear, practical advice for putting together an academic portfolio. I appreciated all of the examples of portfolios. Read full review

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Clear, practical advice for putting together an academic portfolio. I appreciated all of the examples of portfolios. Read full review

Contents

What Is an Academic Portfolio?
Using the Portfolio
Personnel Decisions
Improve Performance
Other Purposes
Preface
Teaching
Research and Scholarship
Integrative Epilogue
Appendixes
Purpose
Research
Service
Integration of Professional Work
Appendixes
Purpose

Service
Integration of Professional Work and Goals
Appendix
Electronic Portfolio
The Value of SelfReflection
The Importance of Collaboration
SelfMentoring
Discussing Expectations
Gaining Acceptance of the Concept
House the Portfolio in a Binder with Tabs for Appendixes
Include a Detailed Table of Contents
Enhance the Narrative Section
Make Bulky Portfolio Items Available upon Request
Key Requirements
Establish Criteria
Is the Academic Portfolio Concept in Use Today?
How Much Time Does It Take to Prepare a Portfolio?
How Does the Academic Portfolio Differ from the Usual Faculty Report to Administrators at the End of Each Academic Year?
Must the Mentor Be from the Same Discipline as the Professor Who Is Preparing the Portfolio?
Who Owns the Portfolio?
Are the Time and Energy Required to Prepare a Portfolio Really Worth the Benefits?
Introduction to the Portfolio
Research and Scholarship
Administration and Service
Appendixes
Abstract
Academic Research Program
Research Funding History
DepartmentInstitutional Committees
Contribution from Teaching Research and Service to My Professional Growth and Development
Three Professional Goals That I Want to Accomplish
Appendixes
Introduction
Teaching
Research
Service
Integration
Reflections
Appendixes
Purpose
Research and Scholarship
Service
Integration of Professional Work and Goals
Appendixes
Introduction
Teaching
Research
Service
Integration of Professional Activities
Appendixes
Portfolio Preface and Rationale
Reflections on Responsibilities
Integrating Teaching Scholarship Service
Teaching Scholarship Service and Leadership as Professional Nexus
Professional Accomplishments
Professional Goals
Teaching Responsibilities
Teaching Philosophy and Methodologies
Research
External Funding
DepartmentInstitution Committee Service
AdministrativeManagerial Responsibilities
Mentoring Activities
Contribution of Teaching Research and Service
Contribution of Administrative Managerial and Mentoring Activities
Professional Goals
Integrative Prologue
Teaching
ResearchScholarship
Service
ResearchScholarship
Service
Integration of Professional WorkGoals
Professional Accomplishments
Appendixes
Purpose
Research and Scholarship
Service
Integration of Professional Work and Goals
Appendixes
Purpose
Teaching
Research and Scholarship
Service
Integration of Professional Work and Goals
Appendixes
Purpose of Academic Professional Portfolio
Teaching Philosophy Objectives and Methodologies
Curricular Revisions
Course Syllabi
Student Course Evaluations
Nature of Research
Books and Publications
Conference Presentations
Teaching Research and Service Contributions to Professional Growth and Development
Professional Goals
Appendixes
Purpose
ResearchScholarship
Service
Integration of Professional Work and Goals
Appendixes
Purpose
II ResearchScholarship
III Service
IV Professional GrowthDevelopment
Appendix
Introduction
Statement of Teaching Methods and Strategies
Research Statement
Integration of Professional Activities
The Future
Appendixes
Executive Summary
Teaching
Scholarship
University Service
Integration of Professional Work and Goals
Appendixes
Preface
Directorship of the Student Counseling Center
Teaching
Research and Scholarship
Service
Integration of Professional WorkGoals
Appendixes
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About the author (2010)

Peter Seldin is Distinguished Professor of Management Emeritus at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York.

J. Elizabeth Miller is associate professor of Family and Child Studies at Northern Illinois?University in DeKalb, Illinois.

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