Teaching Portfolio Workshops & Retreats

Teaching Portfolios

A teaching portfolio is a cohesive collection of documents that communicates your philosophy of teaching, summarizes your teaching activity, provides evidence of your effectiveness, highlights student mentorship, and demonstrates a commitment to professional development. Learn more about teaching portfolios

Teaching Portfolio Workshops for Faculty

graphic showing teaching portfolioJoin colleagues, TLTC, and Faculty Affairs for interactive workshops on how to document and present your teaching contribution, student impact, and mentorship in your teaching portfolio (now required in the appointment, promotion, and tenure process).  Bring your questions and a laptop to test out some templates we made. These workshops are offered multiple times throughout the year. Check back soon for our winter and spring workshop dates. View other upcoming workshops and RSVP here

Teaching Portfolio Retreats for Graduate Students

If you plan to teach at the university level, you will likely need a teaching philosophy statement and a teaching portfolio. Join members of the TLTC staff, The Graduate School Writing Center, and fellow graduate students in a three-day retreat, sponsored by the Graduate School. Receive instruction and support in preparing your philosophy of teaching statement and developing your teaching portfolio by:

  • Learning about components of and expectations for teaching portfolio documents;
  • Reflecting on teaching practices and pedagogy;
  • Working with a focused learning community;
  • Accessing extensive resources and materials;
  • Utilizing dedicated work time and enjoying delicious meals; and
  • Engaging in discussions and peer-review with other graduate students and consultants

This is a unique opportunity for all graduate students who have taught at least two semesters or anticipate entering the job market within the next two years. Retreats are free of charge for graduate students and are held annually in mid-January and mid-June. Our Summer 2019 Teaching Portfolio Retreat will take place on June 12 through 14th.  You can now apply for the Summer 2019 Teaching Portfolio Retreat.  Applications for the retreat are due by Sunday, May 19th.

Upcoming Teaching Portfolio Opportunities for All Instructors

Portfolio Palooza: We are now offering several one-day Portfolio Palooza events for any instructor who would like a dedicated time and space to work on their teaching portfolios. Portfolio Palooza is a free event designed for graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff who have already participated in a portfolio retreat or prepared a teaching portfolio. Portfolio Palooza includes:

  • Dedicated time to work on your portfolio 
  • Optional 1:1 consultations with TLTC staff
  • Unlimited coffee and tea

There are three Portfolio Palooza events planned for Spring Semester 2019:

  • Friday, Feb. 8, 9:00-1:00. 
  • Friday, Mar. 1, 9:00-1:00. 
  • Friday, Apr. 12, 9:00-1:00. RSVP here.

If you have questions about the retreats, please contact tltc@umd.edu.