On behalf of the OpenLab I will be attending City College’s CUNY-wide participatory forum, presented by The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, for those involved with training, implementing and planning instructional technology.
Via a series of discussions, problem-solving group work, breakout sessions and presentations, participants will engage in open dialogue with their colleagues. More here: (PDF)
During the winter break I worked with Julia Jordan and Paul King to improve the Teaching Portfolio section of the template I had previously created for faculty Portfolios on the OpenLab.
The goal of the Teaching Portfolio section of the template is to simplify the creation process for new faculty and those who are looking to translate their paper teaching portfolios into a digital format. It will also be the first time City Tech has recommended that its faculty use a web-based teaching portfolio for promotion/tenure– a logical and long awaited step for a College of Technology.
The fall semester begins as I wrap up summer work on the OpenLab.
I just created templates for OpenLab‘s new faculty Teaching Portfolios and student ePortfolios, which some may notice mimic the sections and pages found here on my teaching site.
I added a blog to each portfolio template, so in the interest of walking the walk I’ve added one here as well.
Here starts a new record of teaching and learning observations.
The muddy path.
JENNA SPEVACK - Teaching Portfolio As a Professor in the Communication Design Department at New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, I teach courses in design theory, creative media foundations, digital arts, and interactive media. I am also the Co-Director of City Tech’s OpenLab, an open-source digital platform where students, faculty, and staff can meet to learn, work, and share their ideas. This site, accessible via my OpenLab profile, serves as a teaching portfolio for documentation and presentation of teaching, institutional service, and professional achievements.