Teaching Portfolios at McMaster

Seminar Description

Designed to complement McMaster’s teaching portfolio requirements (described in SPS B2), in this seminar participants will have the opportunity to explore their values and beliefs about teaching, draft and obtain peer feedback on their teaching philosophy statement, and map out other essential sections of their portfolios.

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Upcoming Dates

Offering #1

1: Tue, Mar 26, 2019; 9:30 – 11:30 am
2: Tue, Apr 16, 2019; 9:30 – 11:30 am
3: Tue, May 14, 2019; 9:30 – 10:30 am


Intended Learning Outcomes

By end of this seminar, you will:

  • Describe the purpose and components of a teaching portfolio;
  • Familiarize yourself with policy SPS B2, which outlines McMaster’s portfolio structure requirements;
  • Reflect on the underlying values that shape your teaching;
  • Create a draft of your teaching philosophy and obtain feedback from your peers;
  • Create a framework or outline for your teaching portfolio;

List your existing evidence and identify ways you could strengthen your portfolio.


Policy established by McMaster University regarding Teaching Portfolios (Document)

This is the official policy statement on Teaching Portfolios at McMaster University (SPS B2), which outlines requirements for structure and content of teaching portfolios submitted for tenure and promotion.


Preparing a Teaching Portfolio (Guidebook)

This Guide is designed to help McMaster instructors prepare a teaching portfolio in alignment with SPS B2


Journal article on developing and evaluating a teaching philosophy. (Journal Article)

A chapter from the Forward with FLEXibility guidebook developed at McMaster University that discusses common oversights with end-of-course feedback forms and offers more comprehensive feedback strategies to use while your class is ongoing.