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ERIC Number: ED361748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Great Expectations: Introducing Teaching Portfolios to a University Writing Program.
Webster, John
The University of Washington is developing a mandatory teaching portfolio system for its writing program teaching assistants (TAs) to help graduate students in the job market and to create a fairer and more useful way to review teachers while they are working in the writing program. Implementation of the 3-stage program is taking place over 4 years. The first stage of implementation (the program is now in stage two) deals with "familiarization." It: (1) focuses on the advantages of portfolios for job seekers; (2) educates faculty to the advantages of portfolios; and (3) uses portfolios as a basis for teaching awards and for letters of recommendation. Stage two involves implementation procedures by further developing the award structure and extending first-year TA training. During stage three the program will continue to adjust earlier steps and the program will be expanded to an annual review where TAs will be evaluated on the basis of their portfolios. (Four illustrations are attached which provide: guides to portfolio content; criteria for portfolio content; criteria for portfolio model assignments; and an implementation outline.) (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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