Welcome: I’m excited to once again be teaching a course on Developing a Teaching Portfolio at UAB. I first developed such a course in 2002, an effort that grew out of my own teaching and research on reflection as a tool for enhancing student learning. Since then, there has been a growing emphasis on teaching as a scholarly activity. A teaching portfolio is a powerful tool not only for documenting teaching experiences and enhancing job search potential, but for continued scholarly reflection on teaching.
What is a Teaching Portfolio? A teaching portfolio is more than a collection of syllabi and student ratings.It is the tangible evidence of all the intellectual work that goes into designing a course, planning for student learning, dealing with challenges of teaching diverse populations, and improving upon both the processes and products of education.
This website highlights some of my students' work in developing their teaching portfolios.
Nancy G. Abney, Instructor & Program Manager CIRTL@UAB Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning UAB Graduate School Professional Development Program