Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Course portfolio developed as part of the UNL Peer Review of Teaching Project (peerreview.unl.edu)

Copyright (c) 2015 Matthew Fritz


The key goal of creating this benchmark teaching portfolio is identifying what my course objectives for EDPS 859 really are and to revise my current course materials, activities, and evaluations to emphasize what I consider to be important in the class in order to better meet the course objectives. I would like this portfolio to serve primarily as a way for me to identify and address issues with my particular section of EDPS 859. The secondary purpose of this portfolio is to provide information regarding the purpose and placement of EDPS 859 as a service course within CEHS and the university in order to start a conversation about the structure of the course overall. Finally, I would like this portfolio to indicate to the other faculty in my department and at the university not only my dedication to teaching, but also my dedication to actively improving my teaching, as well as (hopefully) serving as a supporting document for a future teaching award nomination and tenure.