Outline for Portfolio Preparation
Sufficient information documenting teaching and excellence is critical to a positive decision in favor of the nominee. The submission of a portfolio that provides inadequate documentation will likely result in excellence not being recognized. For this reason, guidelines for portfolio inclusion are offered.This section provides information regarding both required and recommended supporting documentation that should be submitted as part of a nominee’s teaching portfolio. The following is a list of required and suggested supporting documentation:
- Table of contents.
- Resume or curriculum vitae of individual being nominated.
- Courses taught at Indiana University—listed by semester and enrollment.
- Self-analysis— describe any efforts undertaken to analyze teaching, with specific reference to self-improvement and student accomplishment in its broadest sense. It is recommended that the nominee include a statement about his/her teaching philosophy.
- Student evaluations of teaching-both numeric and written comments should be provided for a minimum of the last three to five preceding years. A random sample of student evaluations across the teaching career should be provided for all prior years. Include only summaries when student evaluation forms have been utilized. Do not include the actual student evaluation forms completed by students. Also include all unsolicited student evaluations as well.
- Peer evaluations - local and external - solicited and unsolicited.
- Examples of course syllabi, assignments, tests, quizzes, and hand outs.
- Administrative evaluations - indicate areas specific to teaching.
- Publications related to teaching - when possible include copies of publications.
- Systematic course or program development - includes materials or descriptions of effort and evaluation of data if available.
- Research related to teaching - list publications and submit abstracts. Include a copy of the published manuscript(s) related to teaching.
- Academic student advising and/or counseling-describe any unusual activities, such as working with students in special needs areas.
Items 1-6 above are required material and shall be included for all portfolio submissions.Items 7-12 are highly recommended for inclusion in the portfolio. Submit the material in the order indicated above. All material submitted must be place in a single three-ring binder. An additional binder may be submitted with supporting evidence, but the case should be made in the main binder. The second binder is for additional supporting documentation only.
Each binder shall contain appropriate transitional narrative to aid the Selection Committee in an understanding of the importance of the material provided in each section. For example, the section on student evaluations shall provide an opening statement regarding the procedure used to administer, collect, and return the evaluations to the faculty member. All other sections of the teaching portfolio shall also include appropriate transitional narrative.
Any eligible associate faculty member who presents a teaching portfolio for consideration for the IU South Bend Associate Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award and is not selected as a winner will automatically be considered again the following year. The teaching portfolio shall include additional documentation for the second year of consideration. After being considered for two successive years, the faculty member must be re-nominated to be considered again.