Developing a Teaching Portfolio


This course is intended to support faculty members in enhancing their ability to reflect on their teaching and to develop a teaching portfolio.


The teaching portfolio plays a critically important role in documenting one’s achievement as an academic teacher and assumes a key role in promotion processes. It is further a tool for reflecting upon ongoing professional learning and personal growth. The main goals of this course are to examine what constitutes university teaching of high quality and how to document as well as reflect on it through a teaching portfolio. The course pays special attention to the teaching philosophy, criteria for good teaching, and evidence in support of claims as to one's achievement. Discussion of samples and the provision of feedback constitute integral components of the course; following the course, optional one-to-one consultations to discuss teaching philosophy statements and portfolios are available on request.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • identify the characteristics of good teaching

  • reflect on the criteria for good teaching

  • develop a personal teaching philosophy

  • analyse and interpret relevant data to develop case narratives

  • construct a coherent teaching portfolio that documents their practice by putting together their teaching philosophy statement and case narratives


Course Leaders

Johan Geertsema

Mark Gan