Center for Faculty Innovation

Academic Portfolio Institute

Mon, 2 May 2022 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Group will meet Monday, May 23-Thursday, May 26, from 10 AM-4 PM. 

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Applications are due by Monday, May 2 at 5 PM.

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.

This year's portfolio institute will be online and in-person, giving participants choice for either. 

Disclaimer: The portfolio created in this institute will most likely be NOT suitable as a packet to be submitted for tenure and/or promotion.

Facilitated by:

Kyle Gipson, CISE & CFI

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 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.

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us at or (540)568-4858.

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