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 Winter 2019 Teaching Portfolio Retreat will take place on January 22 through 24.  To apply to attend the retreat, please complete the application by December 16, 2018.    

Portfolio Palooza: In addition to the three-day Teaching Portfolio Retreat, we are now offering a one-day Portfolio Palooza event for graduate students who have already started to prepare their teaching portfolio through TLTC 798, a previous teaching portfolio retreat, or on their own!  Portfolio Palooza includes:

  • 1.5-hour refresher session on what to put in your teaching portfolio
  • Dedicated time to work on your portfolio 
  • Optional 1:1 consultations with TLTC staff

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