Assembling a teaching portfolio helps us to think, talk, and write about our teaching with precision and sophistication. In developing a teaching portfolio, we sharpen our ability to critically reflect on our teaching successes and practice, presenting ourselves as knowledgeable, confident, and reflective teachers.
For initial guidance and feedback on crafting an effective teaching portfolio, the CCT recommends all graduate students and postdocs attend our Seminar and Workshop on Teaching Portfolios. These sessions will introduce you to this genre of teaching documentation, including how to craft an effective statement of teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio, and provide the opportunity to receive feedback on drafts of these documents.
Participation in these sessions is recommended, though not required, prior to signing up for a one-on-one consultation with CCT Staff on your teaching portfolio.
Prior to the consultation:
Please send or upload a draft of your teaching portfolio (as separate documents or a single .docx file) AT LEAST 24 hours before your scheduled consultation.
During the consultation:
CCT staff will meet with you for 20-30 minutes and answer any questions you may have about what to include, or simply help you to gain a better understanding of how to represent your current teaching on paper. We will also provide you with written and oral feedback on the content, tone, and organization of the portfolio.