The staff member`s portfolio refers to information and documents collected on the academic progress, contribution and achievements of the teaching staff.
The main goals for the creation of staff member’s portfolio are:
- Encouraging the academics to offer high quality teaching and learning experience to students.
- Assessing the progress, contribution and achievements of the teaching staff.
- Identifying the staff members strengths and weaknesses and offering them the appropriate support to improve quality.
The core value of Staff member`s portfolio
The staff member’s portfolio must contain all the essential documents that would support their claim.
- Staff member`s CV
- A summary of the staff member`s profile written in his/ her own words
- The academic background of the staff member and a summary on his/ her field.
- The principles and philosophy that the staff member is following in his/her journey to quality in teaching in his/her specialty
- A summary of the teaching courses offered by the staff member
- The number of the students in class where the staff member is lecturing
- Table of subjects, titles, dates and the time of the classes.
- The types of examinations: typical questions and answers and the distribution of marks method
- Evidence for the efforts made for curriculum development
- Innovation in teaching methods and facilitating the learning process
- Employing different teaching methods to deliver lecture objectives: classical teaching, supervising students seminars, promoting critical thinking and academic debates
- External evaluate report for assessing the staff member`s course
- Research activity: a report on achieved research projects and scientific breakthroughs.
- Academic publications: peer reviewed papers, review articles and books.
- Supervising Master’s and Doctoral thesis and participating in viva vice.
- Active participation in conferences and academic workshops
- Any other activities such as membership in academic and administrative committees, meeting minutes and other documents for active participation.
- Activities beyond the university role, e.g. within professional, charity organizations, general publications and media profile.
- Any other document or activity which are considered important by the staff member
- Rewards and bonuses
The portfolio of the staff member, Head of Department, Head of school and the Dean of faculties are all organized and assessed in the same way.
- Teacher Portfolio is a description of an instructor’s major strengths and teaching achievements. It describes documents and materials which collectively suggest the scope and quality of an instructor’s teaching proficiency.
- The goal of teacher portfolio Is to present your teaching skills, experiences and credentials in a meaningful positive package. Teaching portfolios vary considerably depending on numerous factors, including personal preference. In fact, the items that an educator elects to place in a teaching portfolio often communicate much about that individual’s values with respect to teaching and learning.
- Teacher Portfolio contain two basic elements: evidence of teaching, and reflections on that evidence. The evidence begins with what is normally listed on curriculum vitae, lists of courses, lists of responsibilities, etc.; however, it extends beyond to include a variety of activities which have had an impact on your teaching. The addition of these other documents adds depth to your teaching curriculum vitae.
The Quality Assurance Committee launched a soft copy version of the Portfolio form, this will optimize the process of evaluation and increase its efficiency.
|Portfolio Evaluation Grade and Score
|4.5 – 5.0
||2.5 – 4.49
||2.1 – 2.49
||0.0 – 2.0