May 12 – 16, 2008
The TCU Professional Portfolio Workshop is being conducted by Peter Seldin, Ph.D., an authority on teaching and research portfolios and the evaluation and improvement of college teaching. Dr. Peter Seldin is Distinguished Professor of Management Emeritus at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.The TCU Professional Portfolio Workshop is being conducted by Peter Seldin, Ph.D., an authority on teaching and research portfolios and the evaluation and improvement of college teaching. Dr. Peter Seldin is Distinguished Professor of Management Emeritus at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.
Dr. Seldin and two associates will lead a 4-½ day workshop, guiding nine participants directly in the development of their individual professional portfolios and working with three TCU faculty mentors (former workshop participants themselves), teaching them how to facilitate the portfolio creation process for other faculty. The three TCU mentors will each work with two faculty under the guidance of Dr. Seldin and his associates. In all, fifteen participants will create professional portfolios during the workshop.
“The Seldin portfolio workshop was incredible last spring. It was invaluable to have other eyes evaluate my portfolio, especially eyes from outside my discipline to ensure that my portfolio was understandable to those outside of my department. The document would have been far less concise had I not had a mentor. By completing the Academic Portfolio, I have been able to better identify areas in which I need to improve and other important documents that I need to gather to support tenure.”
— Gina Hill, Nutritional Sciences
Running May 12th – 16th on the TCU campus, the workshop is designed with meetings in the morning, a mid-week luncheon, and forty-five minute individual appointments scheduled during the morning or afternoon. Each participant will be assigned a mentor from among Dr. Seldin, his two associates or TCU mentors, and will meet with the mentor daily. Participants will independently gather materials, write statements, and organize their portfolio each day and bring their work on the following day to be reviewed by their mentor. New ideas and constructive feedback will be provided daily to enable participants to construct their portfolio in a manner that reflects their teaching, research/scholarship, and service.
Dr. Seldin has delivered three well-received and highly productive portfolio workshops at TCU, the most recent last May. The portfolios produced during that workshop were of such high quality that several were selected as exemplars for inclusion in Dr. Seldin’s newest book, slated for release later this year.
“The experience of working with Peter Seldin was in and of itself a rare treat, but the workshop was rich with multiple layers of application. I know that my tenure portfolio was better organized, and my thought process was clarified by having participated in the workshop. I know that it will benefit all who desire to grow in presentation of their body of work, whether that is one year or forty years.”
— Bob Maninger, Education
The goal of the workshop is to have faculty participants develop a professional portfolio that integrates teaching, research/scholarship, and service in a single document of 13-15 pages plus appendix. The comprehensive portfolio will combine thoughtful reflection and hard evidence. This workshop is ideal for tenure-track faculty. Participants will conceptualize, gather, and present evidence of items that can be used as a framework for the tenure process to document their professional development for summative and formative purposes. The portfolio is an ideal mechanism, for instance, to reference classroom initiatives undertaken to improve teaching and student learning outcomes. In addition to documenting one’s professional development, the portfolio can be used to improve one’s own performance over time as a teacher-scholar.
Registration is Closed for this Event