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This comprehensive book focuses squarely on academic portfolios,which may prove to be the most innovative and promising facultyevaluation and development technique in years. The authors identifykey issues, red flag warnings, and benchmarks for success,describing the what, why, and how of developing academicportfolios. The book includes an extensively tested step-by-stepapproach to creating portfolios and lists 21 possible portfolioitems covering teaching, research/scholarship, and service fromwhich faculty can choose the ones most relevant to them.

The thrust of this book is unique:

  • It provides time-tested strategies and proven advice forgetting started with portfolios.
  • It includes a research-based rubric grounded in input from 200faculty members and department chairs from across disciplines andinstitutions.
  • It examines specific guiding questions to consider whenpreparing every subsection of the portfolio.
  • It presents 18 portfolio models from 16 different academicdisciplines.

Designed for faculty members, department chairs, deans, andmembers of promotion and tenure committees, all of whom areessential partners in developing successful academic portfolioprograms, the book will also be useful to graduate students,especially those planning careers as faculty members.

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