Not solely a requirement for the job market, teaching portfolios help graduate students think, talk and write about teaching with precision and sophistication. In developing your teaching portfolios, you sharpen your ability to reflect on and analyze your teaching performance and to present yourself as knowledgeable, confident and thoughtful instructors. In this seminar, advanced graduate students and post-doctoral fellows identify the key components of a portfolio, evaluate sample portfolios, and begin constructing their own portfolio through a series of exercises. Students must take the Seminar on Course Design before taking the Seminar on Teaching Portfolios.

For more information on how the teaching portfolio is a crucial component of your professional development, see our section on Professional Development