ERIC Number: ED405760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Successful Faculty Development and Evaluation: The Complete Teaching Portfolio. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 8, 1995.
Murray, John P.
This monograph discusses how teaching portfolios can improve the quality of teaching and learning in higher education. Teaching portfolios can be defined as vehicles for documenting teaching (with an emphasis on demonstrating excellence), empowering professors to gain dominion over their professional lives, providing institutions with the means to demonstrate that teaching is an institutional priority, and individualizing faculty development. Individual sections provide operational definitions and examples of how professors, colleges, and universities use portfolios; suggestions for the content of teaching portfolios and how to organize them; suggestions for how colleges and universities can evaluate the quality of teaching by using teaching portfolios; examples of techniques that professors can use to gather data about their teaching and their students' learning; and a discussion about how higher education institutions might define effective or good teaching. Two concluding sections present an analysis of the elements of organizational culture that will inhibit the successful introduction of teaching portfolios and some of the cultural conditions that need to exist for teaching portfolios to flourish, and the strategies that department chairs can use to make teaching portfolios work in their department. (Contains 142 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Faculty, College Instruction, Department Heads, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Organizational Climate, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Universities
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 10036-1183 ($18, plus $3.75 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a digest of this report, see HE 029 997.