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Summer 2012: Developing a Teaching Portfolio
This course guides participants in developing a Teaching Portfolio for improving teaching and enhancing job search potential. The web-based curriculum introduces essential elements of the portfolio, provides tools for gathering necessary documentation, and through individual feedback from the instructor, assists participants in drafting a personal Philosophy of Teaching, upon which the Portfolio is built.
- Course type: Online web-conference, synchronous graduate seminar
- Instructor: Nancy G. Abney, Instructor & Program Manager, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate School Professional Development Program
- Course Meeting Dates and Times: This course will involve both synchronous and asynchronous work and interactions, with the following schedule:
|June 19, |
|first Blackboard Collaborate meeting|
|June 26||students work asynchronously on assignments|
|July 3||students work asynchronously on assignments|
|July 10||students work asynchronously on assignments|
|July 17|| |
students work asynchronously on assignments
|July 24, |
|second Blackboard Collaborate meeting|
- Credits: Two credits. Students may participate with or without credit, as they prefer.
- Format: This course will use interactive web and teleconferencing technology.
- Note: Registration preference will be given to students from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments.
This course will use interactive web and teleconferencing technology.
- Individual access to a computer in a quiet location with a high-speed internet connection
- Hardware: http://www.cirtl.net/courses/equipment
- Skype: access to Skype is required for this course.
- This course will use Blackboard Collaborate to connect students via web-conference. Blackboard Collaborate requires that your computer have a compatible Java software version installed on your computer. Please follow this link for a first-time user's system setup and to test your system's compatibility: http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336
We are excited to be making this first CIRTL summer course available to all of our new 25 institutions, however, that does mean that access to the course will be limited.
We will open up registration on Monday April 23 9:00am CT and will accept applications on a first-come first-served basis with students from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) given priority. In order to accommodate as many institutions as possible, we will only accept one applicant from each institution. Subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list. We will accept people from the waiting list, as space allows, starting Monday May 21.
We strive to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in our activities, programs, and courses. If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.
Students may participate with or without credit, as they prefer. The course work is equivalent to a 2-credit course. Students are expected to complete all work regardless of the number of credits they receive for the course. Graduate students are encouraged to work with their local CIRTL Network campus leaders or advisors to receive independent study credit. Credits offered by the host campuses will vary. Students taking the course for credit will be required to submit a grade report form to the instructor early in the semester.