Career Programs

Teaching Portfolios: Document Your Teaching Accomplishments

A teaching portfolio is a short narrative, with appendices, that explains why you do what you do as a teacher, how you do it, and documents how well you do it. The supporting documents can come from your students, your colleagues, yourself, and others, and may include syllabi, tests, student work, and more. Although writing a teaching portfolio “does not automatically confer the mantle of a good teacher on its author, the act and the product can allow the serious teacher to chart a roadmap to becoming one” (Seldin 2004, pp. 54–55). In this workshop, you’ll get daily feedback from your writing group, which will include peers and a mentor who has successfully written a teaching portfolio. This program is offered every summer.

• What participants say about the Teaching Portfolios.

Phenomenal help preparing for P&T. Everyone in the tenure track should do this.

This was the single most significant activity I’ve ever engaged in for improving and evaluating my teaching. The combination of self-reflection and peer review was extremely effective.

Superb. Never miss it! Never!

Promotion & Tenure Portfolios: Document Your Accomplishments in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service

A promotion and tenure portfolio includes a CV, a 4- to 20-page (depending on your college) executive summary (narrative), and a documentation file (appendices). The portfolio explains why you do what you do as a faculty member, how you do it, and how well you do it. In this workshop, you’ll get daily feedback from your writing group, which will include peers and a mentor who has successfully navigated promotion and tenure. This program is offered every summer.

• What participants say about the Promotion & Tenure Portfolios.

100% practical workshop… good for getting a big job underway.

This was a great experience in terms of where I’m at in the pre-tenure process…. My mentor and fellow mentee gave amazing feedback and constructive criticism.

Promotion & Tenure Workshops

Promotion and Tenure (P&T) workshops are offered through the Teaching Academy each year in the fall and spring (tenure and promotion to associate professor in the fall; college-track and promotion to full professor in the spring). In these workshops, participants hear remarks from the Provost about the P&T process at NMSU followed by a working session in which participants view sample successful portfolios from their colleges and speak to their college deans and/or P&T committee reps about P&T requirements and strategies.

• What participants say about the Promotion & Tenure Portfolios.

The best thing you can do until you are tenured is attend this annually. So helpful!

This is a great opportunity to mentally organize your plan for constructing your portfolio.

The Provost gives you vital pointers for preparing your packet. Worthwhile!

New Faculty Orientation

Participants in the annual New Faculty Orientation hear from the Teaching Academy, the Office of Research, and the Office of the Provost. Participants engage in a resource fair featuring about 20 support offices on campus, including the Library and Benefits. The day concludes with the deputy provost addressing annual performance evaluations and the provost sharing what he wished he had known when he was a new faculty member, much of which is about promotion and tenure.