Teaching Portfolios and the Quality Enhancement Project in Higher Education

Abstract

This paper examines the potential of teaching portfolios in higher education for educational development and academic staff promotion purposes. In particular it considers the specific challenges in “research-led” institutions. Given concerns about increasing measures of performance, workload monitoring, the changing nature of academic practice and career progression such work, we believe, is timely and appropriate. There has been a widespread adoption of teaching portfolios as a ‘measure’ of teaching quality (or performance) without due regard to implicit assumptions about their rational, effectiveness and limitations.

MacLaren, I. and Murphy, T. (2009) Teaching Portfolios and the Quality Enhancement Project in Higher Education. Educationalfutures, [online] Vol. 1(2). Available at: http://educationstudies.org.uk/?p=479 [Accessed 19 Sep, 2017].