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Preparing Lecturer's Portfolio


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Lecturers in their third and sixth years submit portfolios for a multiyear review. In an effort to support these lecturers and help them be ready for submission, CETL will hosts this workshop to inform Lecturers of the requirements of the portfolio, and help them develop the materials that will be needed

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Preparing Lecturer's Portfolio

  1. 1. Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Preparing a Lecturer’s Portfolio Meghan Burke, CETL & Val Whittlesey, AVPAA Kennesaw State University   (with thanks to Bill Hill, Kennesaw State University and Bill Buskist, Auburn University) February, 2010
  2. 2. Workshop Goals <ul><li>Provide information on locating promotion and other performance review forms & requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the performance review process </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the criteria used to evaluate the Lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the contents of the Lecturer’s portfolio binder </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the elements of a narrative (including the philosophy of teaching) </li></ul><ul><li>Comments & Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where can I find promotion & other performance review info? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Review and Evaluation of Faculty Performance” to see the KSU university tenure and promotion guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio forms, sample narratives, worksheets for committee members, performance review schedules, etc. can also be found on this webpage. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, be sure to check your college and department tenure and promotion guidelines </li></ul>
  4. 4. Performance Review Process <ul><li>Lecturers have required reviews beyond the department chair for: </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd year review (of progress towards promotion) </li></ul><ul><li>6 th year promotion to senior lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>6 th year (post-promotion) reviews thereafter </li></ul>
  5. 5. Performance Process- Levels of Review <ul><li>Promotion Review </li></ul><ul><li>Department tenure & promotion committee </li></ul><ul><li>Department Chair </li></ul><ul><li>College Dean </li></ul><ul><li>College tenure & promotion committee-appeals (requests & discrepant decisions) </li></ul><ul><li>Provost </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd year and Post-Promotion Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Department tenure & promotion committee </li></ul><ul><li>Department Chair </li></ul><ul><li>College Dean </li></ul>
  6. 6. Portfolio Due Dates <ul><li>Promotion (6 th year) Review: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 16, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-promotion (3 rd year) and Post-promotion (12 th , 18 th , …, year) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 7, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Double check these at the Academic Affairs website </li></ul>
  7. 7. How will Lecturers be evaluated? <ul><li>Faculty Handbook, Section 5:VI.B.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturers have as their primary responsibility teaching, supervising, and mentoring and therefore are expected to be highly effective in these areas. Unless otherwise set forth in the Faculty Performance Agreement (FPA), there are no expectations for scholarship and their service responsibilities may be limited to the minimum necessary to successfully teach their assigned courses (e.g., attendance at relevant department meetings and participation on appropriate department committees). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The heavy teaching load of these individuals offsets the absence of a full range of regular faculty responsibilities that normally rounds out the typical full undergraduate faculty load at KSU. Because of this, lecturers and senior lecturers are expected to demonstrate highly effective teaching ability in order to qualify for reappointment at KSU. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How will Lecturers be evaluated? <ul><li>The criteria for promotion to senior lecturer are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>evidence of strong teaching ability inside and/or outside of the classroom environment and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>value to the university in the area of teaching and student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A lecturer ’s portfolio will be evaluated based on a pattern of highly effective performance in two areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1) teaching, supervising, and mentoring of students and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) professional service (related to teaching assignments). </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What goes into the Portfolio Binder? <ul><li>Cover page (standard form available on Academic Affairs web page) </li></ul><ul><li>Summary sheet (standard form available on Academic Affairs web page) </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative (no more than twelve pages, double-spaced, 12-point type, with one-inch margins) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The narrative describes the quality and significance of the faculty member’s contributions during the period under review in the following areas as appropriate: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching, Supervising, and Mentoring of Students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Service (as appropriate/related to teaching) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample narratives are available on the Academic Affairs web page. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What goes into the Portfolio Binder? <ul><li>Vita </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An example of a vitae template is available on the Academic Affairs webpage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual Review Materials (including ARDs and FPAs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All annual review materials since start date at KSU or since last portfolio submission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental guidelines (get from department chair or T&P committee) </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-promotion review letters, if applicable (from prior third-year review), and response letters, if applicable </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is the Narrative? <ul><li>A narrative is a way of walking the reviewer of your portfolio through your accomplishments. </li></ul><ul><li>It should include a philosophy of teaching, and describe how you conduct your teaching consistent with this philosophy. </li></ul><ul><li>It also should guide the reader through your accomplishments, which will be listed in your cv. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Purpose of a Teaching Philosophy Statement <ul><li>Expresses Your Personal Beliefs, Opinions, and Views About What You Do As a Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Intended to Be Used for Reflection, Guidance, and Personal Development of Yourself as a Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Is Most Effective When You Revisit and Revise it Frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a Developmental History of Your Growth as a Teacher </li></ul>
  13. 13. Some Course Contexts That Can Embody Your Teaching Philosophy <ul><li>The first day </li></ul><ul><li>Course syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Performance assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday classroom activities (e.g., lectures, activities, discussions) </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-class interactions </li></ul>
  14. 14. Shameless Plug To learn more about the Narrative and Teaching Philosophy, please view the Writing Narrative Including Philosophy of Teaching slide.
  15. 15. Did I mention…? Don’t procrastinate in preparing your portfolio
  16. 16. <ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>