This infographic shares four different kinds of documentation you can provide (besides numerical data) in your teaching portfolio. Including non-numerical documentation makes for a more robust teaching portfolio that can advocate for you in a way that numbers cannot.


Student Writing Samples
  • Include selections from across the semester (beginning, middle, and end).
  • Provide an example of the feedback that you give students to help them improve their work.
    • This helps to show progress and improvement, as well as your commitment to providing students with multiple opportunities to practice their writing skills.

Mid-Semester Evaluations

  • If you use the Stop/Start/Continue method, you can list the feedback that students gave you and highlight what changes you made to your teaching to address student learning needs.
  • These provide a richer classroom context for your end of semester evaluations as well.


Student Artifacts

  • This can include major work such as: student presentations (PDFs of powerpoints, or selected posters or slides), graded final exams, research projects, or other major assignments.
  • This might also include smaller student efforts, such as your in-class clicker poll results, or examples of daily student participation.
  • Provide your rubrics or any other ways that you frame the assignment and support students in their efforts.
  • Consider creating your own graphical representations of these artifacts that will help to show change over time. For example, if you want to include your clicker poll data, create a graph that shows the increase in correct responses after review sessions or discussion activities. Or graph the number of students who come to office hours or take advantage of your study sessions over the course of the semester.


Student Letters

  • Ask your current students to write a letter to future students about what it will take to be successful in this course. Include a few exceptional examples to demonstrate the commitment your students have made to their own learning.
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