Academic ePortfolios compliment and expand the traditionally requested job application documents. We will provide an overview of how candidates may develop a professional online presence and invite you to nominate doctoral students and postdocs who are pursuing academic careers.
Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22, 2011: Should graduate students create e-Portfolios? by David Brooks.
In these challenging economic times, academic ePortfolios serve as a powerful means to illustrate academic growth, scholarly engagement, and effective teaching practice. This session outlines how candidates can develop a reflective, integrative portfolio for the postgraduate academic job market. Participants, guided by a conceptual framework, use Google Sites to create their portfolios. Participants will discuss the benefits of an ePortfolio in the job search process and will work with a template to create a framework for their own ePortfolio. Examples of doctoral ePortfolios will provide opportunities to further discuss the development process and outline suggestions for effective online presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their CV to the session.
Three 90-minute hands on sessions starting January 23rd in Room 317, Gore Hall.
January 23, January 30 and February 2, 10:00 - 11:30a.m.
Elements of an academic ePortfolio (pdf)
Presentation Tips (pdf)
Academic ePortfolio Guide and Showcase in Google Sites
Graduate students’ academic ePortfolio at the University of Delaware, June 2011. (video)
Facilitators: Gabriele Bauer and Nicole Smolter, Center for Teaching and Learning