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Preparing Your Teaching Portfolio

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

INVITED PANEL: Preparing your Teaching Portfolio

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New Engineering Educators

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24.1003.1 - 24.1003.6



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Kay C Dee Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Kay C Dee received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After completing her graduate work, Kay C joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She later joined the faculty at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She served as the founding Director of the Rose-Hulman Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education, and is currently the Associate Dean of Learning & Technology as well as a founding member of the team that annually delivers Rose-Hulman's 'Making Academic Change Happen' workshop.

Kay C has received a number of awards for teaching, research, and mentoring, including the Louisiana "Professor of the Year" award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the Tulane University “Inspirational Undergraduate Professor” award; the Tulane University President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; the Graduate Alliance for Education in Louisiana Award for Excellence in Mentoring Minority Researchers; the honor to serve as a Teaching Fellow for the National Effective Teaching Institute; and more.

Kay C has given more than 50 presentations/workshops on education-related topics. She is an author of the textbook An Introduction to Tissue-Biomaterial Interactions (John Wiley & Sons) and is an author of many peer-reviewed publications in the areas of engineering education, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. Her teaching portfolio includes undergraduate and graduate courses on: biology and biomaterials; cell-biomaterial interactions; bioethics, science fiction, and tissue engineering; quantitative engineering problem-solving; engineering design; fundamental computer programming/logic; and teaching engineering.

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Glen A. Livesay Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Glen Livesay is an Professor of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering; he co-developed and co-teaches the biomedical engineering capstone design sequence at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Glen’s educational research interests include student learning styles, the statistical evaluation of assessment instruments, and increasing student engagement with hands-on activities. He has received an NSF CAREER award and served as a Fellow at the National Effective Teaching Institute.

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Julia M. Williams Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Dr. Julia M. Williams is Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment & Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her research areas include technical communication, assessment, accreditation, and the impact of pen-based technologies on learning and
teaching. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education, IEEE Transaction on Professional Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly, among others.

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Preparing Your Teaching PortfolioThis highly interactive panel session will share best practices in crafting a teaching portfolio foruse in promotion/tenure evaluations. Specifically, this session will help participants identify keyaspects of their personal ‘teaching story’ (Why do they teach? How did they come to teach whatthey are, where they are?); express their philosophy of teaching; articulate claims about theirteaching goals, methods and results; and select and display evidence to substantiate their claims.Participants will leave this session with a written outline of critical aspects of their teaching storyand philosophy, with a self-generated list of types of evidence that are most important to theirpersonal portfolios, and with handouts for future use, containing reflective prompts and potentialsources of evidence to generate support claims about teaching.This session will be based largely on P. Seldin’s ‘The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide toImproved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions.’ The primary presenter has earnedpromotion/tenure at a large research university and also at a small teaching-focused institution,served as the founding director of a school-wide center for teaching and learning, has assistedmany faculty in preparing their professional portfolios, and regularly gives workshops on topicssuch as this.

Dee, K. C., & Livesay, G. A., & Williams, J. M. (2014, June), Preparing Your Teaching Portfolio Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--22936

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