Invitation to Teaching Portfolio Faculty Learning Community (TPFLC) Dear Colleagues, For the Academic Year of 2018-19, CTLE is organizing a Faculty Learning Community focused on developing your own teaching portfolio. A teaching portfolio is an important record unique to each faculty member. It is a living document that details your teaching philosophy, goals and achievements, as well as highlights and showcases samples of some of your best pedagogical practices. In this FLC we will explore ways of planning and constructing your very own teaching portfolio. The purpose of this FLC is to help UM academic staff develop one of the key documents reflective of one’s professional development as a university teacher. The FLC will meet on a regular basis to discuss articles and reports relevant to keeping and developing a teaching portfolio. The FLC will begin in September and continue till the end of the Spring Semester; the total number of meetings is expected to be about 6-8 for the academic year of 2018/19. Each member of the FLC will be expected to attend regularly and contribute to the work of the group. We will use UM-Moodle to organize and disseminate information as well as a communication platform. Members who consistently contribute to the group will receive a citation documenting their participation. The advantage of being part of this FLC is that it provides a structured environment for multi-disciplinary discussions with colleagues from across campus on issues of common interest as well as the opportunity to develop your own teaching philosophy and be reflective of your own teaching. Each member will receive a copy of The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions by Peter Seldin et al. We hope that you will consider applying to be part of the TPFLC. TPFLC is open to all full time academic staff at UM, at all ranks. Preference will be given to assistant professors and lecturers who are considering applying for promotion. Applications will be accepted until End of Day Next Saturday 25 August. Register by clicking on the link below. Register nowWe will let individuals know in mid-September if they have been accepted.Sincerely,Katrine Wong, DCTLE, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of EnglishBy edithuimak|2018-08-21T11:10:15+00:00August 17th, 2018|T&L Blog|0 CommentsLeave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.