BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The Course Portfolio
How Faculty Can Examine Their Teaching to Advance Practice and Improve Student Learning
Cousin to The Teaching Portfolio, which documents a broad sampling of a faculty member's pedagogical work, the course portfolio focuses instead on the unfolding of a single course, from conception to results. The volume covers defining features and functions, steps in development, audiences and occasions for use, and the course portfolio's place in the development of a scholarship of teaching and learning. It also includes nine case studies by faculty in a range of disciplines who have developed and used course portfolios, as well as an annotated resource list.
Preface by Margaret A. Miller; Acknowledgements; Introduction by Pat Hutchings; Chapter 1: Course Anatomy: The Dissection and Analysis of Knowledge Through Teaching by Lee S. Shulman; Chapter 2: Defining Features and Significant Functions of the Course Portfolio by Pat Hutchings; Case Study 1: Writing a Course Portfolio for an Introductory Survey Course in American History by William W. Cutler, III; Case Study 2: A Course Portfolio for A Graduate Nursing Course; Chapter 3: Why Now: Course Portfolios in Context by Mary Taylor Huber; Case Study 1: Writing a Course Portfolio for an Introductory Slavery Course in American History by William W. Cutler III; Case Study 2: A Course Portfolio for A Graduate Nursing Course by Donna Martsoff; Chapter 3: Why Now? Course Portfolios in Context by Mary Taylor Huber; Case Study 3: A Course Portfolio for a Colloquium in 2oth-Century American Foreign Relations by Mary Ann Heiss; Case Study 4: A Course Portfolio in Mathematics by Orin Chein; Chapter 4: How to Develop a Course Portfolio by Pat Hutchings; Case Study 5: A Course Portfolio for Midcareer Reflection by Deborah M. Langsam; Case Study 6: Post-Tenure Review: A Case Study of a Course Portfolio Within a Personnel File by Charles W. Mignon; Case Study 7: A Portfolio That Makes a Point by Eli Passow; Chapter 5: Putting the Focus on Student Learning by Daniel Bernstein; Case Study 8: A Course Portfolio for a Creative Writing Course by Pat Hutchings; Case Study 9: A Hypertext Portfolio for an Experimental American Literature Course by Randy Bass; Chapter 6: Audiences and Occasions: Using Course Portfolios for Peer Collaboration and Review of Teaching by Pat Hutchings; Works Cited; Resources for Further Work by Laurie Milford and Pat Hutchings.