Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


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P. Savory and A. Goodburn (2009) " Using Electronic Faculty Course Portfolios to Showcase Classroom Practices and Student Learning," Transformative Dialogues, Volume 3, Issue 2


Faculty course portfolios are a valuable medium for documenting and making visible the serious intellectual work of teaching. Developing a faculty course portfolio follows the same process one uses to explore a research question. Faculty members inquire, analyze, and document their teaching practices and the resulting student learning and then make the results accessible for use, review, and assessment by one’s peers. In this article, we introduce four types of electronic course portfolios that sponsor different forms of inquiry into student learning. We highlight the major components of each type, offer advice in developing them, and share examples of each. We conclude by describing how faculty members have used these types of course portfolios for promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning both locally and nationally.