Documenting Your Teaching for Hiring, Awards, and Promotion

DateFebruary 24, 2020
Time1:30 - 3:00 pm
LocationJones 200 (Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space)
DescriptionKarenna Malavanti, Psychology and Neuroscience

For those in traditional research appointments, there are several well-established metrics that can be used for evaluation, including the number of publications, impact factor of journals, and grant funding. For faculty with teaching appointments, the metrics for success are more ambiguous, making it difficult to create strong documents for awards, hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions. Thus, the goal for this workshop is to help faculty in teaching-focused positions develop effective materials. Drawing on published literature and personal experience, we will take a three-pronged approach to helping teaching-focused faculty prepare their documents by developing: 1) a teaching-focused CV; 2) an effective teaching portfolio; and 3) supplemental materials to include in submissions.

Creating a Teaching-Focused CV

Most CVs are written to highlight research accomplishments; they include sections on peer-reviewed research, conference presentations, books, grants, and other research-related activities. For faculty in teaching-related positions, these classic CVs do little to showcase their pedagogical efforts and successes. We will review suggestions and guidelines for creating an effective teaching CV. Participants will come prepared with a copy of their CV and will spend part of the workshop editing and adding to their CV.

Developing an Effective Teaching Portfolio

Most award/hiring/promotion/tenure processes require some version of a teaching portfolio (though exact requirements vary depending on institution). In this portion of the workshop, we focus on materials to include and will work with participants to develop a strategic portfolio that highlights their teaching, contributions to the field, efforts to improve, mentoring/advising roles, educational research and contributions, curriculum/program development, and educational leadership.

Supplemental Materials

Supplemental materials should support the narrative statements in the document and emphasize key aspects of excellent pedagogy (Seldin, Miller, & Seldin, 2010). During this portion of the workshop, we will discuss what types of materials to include, such as internal and external letters, how to effectively summarize teaching evaluations, and other pedagogical contributions.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have an enhanced CV, a list of experiences to include in their teaching portfolio, and an individualized list of potential documents to include as supplemental materials.

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PublisherAcademy for Teaching and Learning
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