Introduction to Teaching Portfolios
We all need to write a teaching portfolio at one time or another during our lives as academics, whether it’s for an application for a new job, for a promotion or contract renewal, for a teaching award nomination or for an application for fellowship of a professional body, such as the Higher Education Academy/ Advance HE in the UK. Some people also choose to create a teaching portfolio as a tool for on-going self-reflection, allowing them to document and reflect upon their attempts, both successful and unsuccessful, to enhance their teaching.
"I am delighted to endorse this resource. It is an amazingly helpful innovation that I’m confident will prove a great asset, globally, to all those seeking to document and evidence the impact of their teaching. I really commend this website to the growing community of practice working to ensure they present themselves as individuals engaged in on-going reflective and development activities. An excellent contribution to support the professionalization of teachers!"
Professor Stephanie Marshall
"As one of the developers of the U21 Teaching Standards Framework, I am delighted to see the framework being put to such great use. I have always believed that this is where the value of the framework truly lies, in helping individuals to conceptualise and think critically about their own teaching."
Professor Stephen Marshall
"To my knowledge this is the first website of its kind and a ground-breaking initiative. The site contains a variety of resources useful for preparing a high quality teaching portfolio for whatever purpose a teaching faculty member has in mind. In sum, this is an excellent initiative, long overdue and Professor Bilbow is to be congratulated for producing such a valuable tool for university teachers."