Thanks to funding from the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching the American Historical Association is able to present sample portfolios. The portfolios by William Cutler, Temple University, and T. Mills Kelly, George Mason University, provide models of how a teaching portfolio might be prepared. The Association thanks Professors Cutler and Kelly for sharing their work.
Introduction to the History Course Portfolio (from November 1997 Perspectives)
Between the spring semester, 1997 and the spring semester, 2000 Professor Cutler modified his version of History 67, the U.S. History survey to 1877, with the help of a fellowship from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement for Teaching. He designed a new, online syllabus and linked it to a set of primary sources housed on many Web sites, including American Memory and Making of America. He also built in a feature allowing students to post work weekly online. To see for yourself how the course changed, begin with the portfolio for 1996-1997, then read the course portfolio narrative for 2000, and finally sample some of the online student reports.
Course Portfolio Narrative, Spring 2000
Last Updated: July 22, 2011