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ERIC Number: ED466138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 7
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Electronic Portfolios in Tenure and Promotion Decisions: Making a Virtual Case.
Blair, Kristine
A current problem at many American universities is that tenure and promotion procedures continue to privilege print-based evidence of teaching and research productivity, or do not acknowledge the impact of technology on teaching, scholarship, and service. Despite these problems, this paper makes the case for electronic teaching portfolios as professional development tools for both faculty and graduate students, and outlines a range of training and professional development initiatives. As part of the discussion, both advantages and disadvantages of electronic portfolios are discussed. In spite of the possible benefits, institutional education about the potential of electronic portfolios is necessary. Ultimately, such efforts are a way of providing incentive and reward for faculty to utilize technology in ways that genuinely enhance their teaching and overall professional development. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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