I constructed the website to showcase my work. The portfolio emphasizes teaching because my philosophy statement, interests and effectiveness are stated or implied throughout the website. I include my research in this online portfolio also because I plan to teach from at least some of my research and at some point of my tenure at the institution upon hire. Search committees for employment are likely to include professionals that evaluate the content and effectiveness of my work.
My CV and a cover letter are included under the career tab. The CV took nine years to build because I found difficulty in determining the appropriate content. The Graduate School initially explained that everything that I have done in my career needed to go into the CV. I listed jobs that seemed trivial to me at the time to show continuity in my career, regardless of whether the knowledge, skills and abilities are transferable into my current position. The cover letter came along after I re-learned the appropriate techniques for writing.
The interests tab includes the research project that I analyzed and constructed as a student in the political science department at The University of Alabama. I synthesized the research project into its current format for the presentation at the Education Studies Psychology Research Methodology and Counseling (ESPRMC) Symposium held March 23, 2018. My teaching philosophy statement is available for viewing under the teaching section. I included a sample of my research for your review under the research section also.
As I mentioned on the last day of class, I spent the better part of last year trying to brainstorm, while not enrolled in classes, about the appropriate way to construct a syllabus for a class that I might teach in the future. After reading through the AHE 603 course texts I was able to put together the syllabi and formulate the appropriate pedagogy for future classes. I constructed one of the 300 level syllabi first. Then, I used the same 300 level syllabi as a template to build the other syllabi on the site. I found that the mental process for learning in the classroom changed across a variety of the courses for which I constructed the syllabi. I currently have six untested syllabi. I say untested because I have not yet used any of them for a class!
The book reviews tab includes the book reviews I wrote for AHE 603 including a brief summary of Nilson. I include a book review I wrote for AHE 602 also. The AHE 602 book review includes the topic of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
I slightly adapted the video learning module for this portfolio. I plan to remove the actual video I posted for the AHE 603 course after the semester ends and use the same video with different credits at the end of the video to remain as part of my portfolio in the future. Other than adjusting the credits at the end of the film, the content and references are exactly the same.
Finally, and for the reader’s information, I snapped that “selfie” in the very last tab at my place of residence in Tuscaloosa. The content below the selfie is information to conclude the mind map experience. I hope that you find some use of the posted information. Conference participation can be an exceptional opportunity to meet and network with academics and other professionals from varying fields and disciplines. I was introduced to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning material in AHE 602. I found the literature on learning to be thought provoking and it helped me to understand my role in the academic environment. Feel free to post comments or responses on my blog that reflect the content that is posted. Contact me by email with any questions, comments or ideas that you find of interest, or if you just want to say hello. Thanks for a great and memorable semester!