Title

Teaching Portfolios and University Culture

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Routledge

Faculty

Learning and Development Services Centre

School

Professional Development

RAS ID

4289

Comments

This article was originally published as: Leggett, M., & Bunker, A. (2006). Teaching portfolios and university culture. Journal of further and higher education, 30(3), 269-282. Original available here

Abstract

The teaching portfolio has been proposed as a useful management tool for monitoring and improving teaching. It is one of the accountability mechanisms that universities have introduced in a market‐oriented environment. However, there has been considerable resistance to the compulsory introduction of teaching portfolios from a wide range of teaching staff. This paper links research on staff practice with research on management practices and considers the impact that teaching portfolios might make on the university culture. Our analysis shows that although the development of an initial teaching portfolio within a mentoring relationship has value, the mandatory use of the multipurpose teaching portfolio described by Seldin is likely to impact adversely on the effectiveness of the organization in which its use is mandated.

DOI

10.1080/03098770600802297

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/03098770600802297