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Teaching Portfolios

Teaching portfolios allow instructors to document the scope and quality of their teaching performance with evidence from a variety of sources such as syllabi, graded student work, feedback from students and observers, their own self-assessments and reflections, and more. Depending on their purpose, teaching portfolios can be used:

  • Formatively, to help instructors reflect upon and improve their teaching
  • Summatively, to inform hiring, promotion, and tenure decision-making

Teaching Center staff can assist academic units in establishing criteria for teaching portfolios and can help instructors at any stage in the process of developing their own teaching portfolios. Academic units and instructors interested in requesting one-on-one consultations can submit requests at teaching@pitt.edu. Instructors can also register to attend regularly offered workshops on developing teaching portfolios.

Resources and Readings for Teaching Portfolios

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