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The Academic Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Documenting Teaching, Research, and Service

The Academic Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Documenting Teaching, Research, and Service

Peter Seldin , J. Elizabeth Miller

ISBN: 978-0-470-25699-2

Oct 2008, Jossey-Bass

384 pages

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$45.00

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This comprehensive book focuses squarely on academic portfolios, which may prove to be the most innovative and promising faculty evaluation and development technique in years. The authors identify key issues, red flag warnings, and benchmarks for success, describing the what, why, and how of developing academic portfolios. The book includes an extensively tested step-by-step approach to creating portfolios and lists 21 possible portfolio items covering teaching, research/scholarship, and service from which faculty can choose the ones most relevant to them.

The thrust of this book is unique:

  • It provides time-tested strategies and proven advice for getting started with portfolios.
  • It includes a research-based rubric grounded in input from 200 faculty members and department chairs from across disciplines and institutions.
  • It examines specific guiding questions to consider when preparing every subsection of the portfolio.
  • It presents 18 portfolio models from 16 different academic disciplines.

Designed for faculty members, department chairs, deans, and members of promotion and tenure committees, all of whom are essential partners in developing successful academic portfolio programs, the book will also be useful to graduate students, especially those planning careers as faculty members.

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Authors xv

About the Contributors xix

1 The Academic Portfolio Concept 1

2 Choosing Items for the Academic Portfolio 11

3 Preparing the Portfolio 31

4 Suggestions for Improving the Portfolio 41

5 Evaluating the Portfolio for Personnel Decisions 45

6 Answers to Common Questions 51

7 Sample Portfolios from Across Disciplines 59

Biomedical Engineering 61
Timothy M. Wick

Bioscience and Biotechnology 79
Shivanthi Anandan

Child and Family Studies 93
Lynda Henley Walters

Education 111
Robert M. Maninger

Education 123
Clement A. Seldin

English 139
John Zubizarreta

Environmental Engineering 153
Charles N. Haas

Foreign Languages and Literature 167
Sheri Spaine Long

Geology and Environmental Science 181
Ranjan S. Muttiah

Jazz and Contemporary Music 197
Reginald Workman

Mathematical Sciences 215
Lisa A. Oberbroeckling

Nutritional Sciences 229
Gina Jarman Hill

Pastoral Counseling 247
Kelly Murray

Pediatric Emergency Medicine 259
Annalise Sorrentino

Political Science 277
Carrie Liu Currier

Political Science 295
Marlene K. Sokolon

Product Design 311
Robert Kirkbride

Psychology 329
Pamela A. Geller

References  349

Index 351