Academic Portfolio Institute is offered annually over the summer break.

The Academic Portfolio Institute (API) guides faculty in the creation of a professional, reflective portfolio that integrates accomplishments in teaching, research/scholarship, and service/leadership into a single document. Portfolio Institutes are four-day intensive experiences in which participating faculty are paired with trained mentors who provide one-on-one support, guidance, and feedback in drafting the portfolio and selecting evidence. The resulting document is typically 15-20 pages plus appendices. This comprehensive portfolio combines thoughtful reflection on faculty performance and effectiveness with hard evidence of accomplishments.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these career planning outcomes:  

  • Appreciating the place and purpose of comprehensive career planning in academic careers,
  • Creating a comprehensive career plan with a meaningful, measurable goals for professional advancement,
  • Identifying and implementing effective strategies for career advancement,
  • Achieving self-defined career milestones,
  • Applying best practices of performance documentation to career advancement, and
  • Developing and fostering productive mentoring and networking relationships.

The portfolio process is based on the widely recognized model developed by Peter Seldin and Beth Miller (2009) in The Academic Portfolio (Jossey-Bass). 

Lead Facilitators:

Peter and Beth are the authors of The Academic Portfolio, 2009, and The Teaching Portfolio (2010, 4th edition), along with Clement Seldin, both published by Jossey-Bass, an Imprint of John Wiley. Their work together focuses on portfolio development and implementation, faculty evaluation, improvement of teaching, and building strategies for maintaining institutional integrity.


To be announced.


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