Using Your Teaching Portfolio to Showcase Your Educational Leadership

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2016
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Teaching portfolios (also called teaching dossiers) document your approach to teaching and your experience as an instructor. They can be used for professional growth and/or in hiring and promotion processes.

In this session, participants will explore the use of teaching portfolios for documenting their educational leadership. This session is open to anyone interested in creating or developing a portfolio to highlight their strengths, growth and accomplishments as instructors. Faculty members, graduate students and all others welcome.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • List core elements of a portfolio and purposes for creating a teaching portfolio
  • Discuss sources of evidence of educational leadership
  • Identify at least three ways in which they have demonstrated educational leadership
  • Generate concrete ideas of how the teaching portfolio can be used to document their educational leadership

Important note to potential participants:
This is not a “how to” session. That is, we will only briefly describe the elements of a portfolio, but will not be discussing these in detail nor will we be discussing options for assembling your portfolio. For anyone unfamiliar with portfolios, but wanting to learn about the components of a portfolio, we encourage you to read the information found here prior to attending the session.

Isabeau Iqbal, PhD. Isabeau is an educational developer at the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. In her role, she works one-on-one with instructors on teaching and learning matters, co-facilitates the Course Design Intensive, and oversees the Formative Peer Review of Teaching Program. She has been involved in various teaching portfolio and educational developer portfolio initiatives and is an enthusiastic advocate of portfolios as a way sharing and of documenting one’s career experience and growth. Her portfolio can be found at

Dr. Simon Albon is a Professor of Teaching and Director of the Office of Educational Support and Development in the UBC, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He works closely with faculty of all academic ranks on the development of their CVs and teaching dossiers required for the Faculty’s peer review of teaching processes and career advancement such as promotion and tenure decisions.

Dr. Simon Bates (PhD) provides academic leadership to CTLT which, combined with his role as Senior Advisor Teaching and Learning, ensures the centre is best positioned to support development, delivery and evaluation of outstanding teaching and learning across all Faculties and units. In addition, Simon holds a faculty position as Professor of Teaching in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, teaching on the PHYS 101 course and contributing to their Physics Education Research efforts