What is an e-Portfolio?

An e-Portfolio, or electronic portfolio, is a vehicle for collecting and presenting evidence that demonstrates your experiences, growth, and achievements over time. Faculty e-Portfolios are a good way for faculty members to present their skills, experience, service, past work, and scholarship in one electronic document. Faculty members can use their e-Portfolios when they are being evaluated and/or being considered for a rank promotion. e-Portfolios allow faculty to edit and expand as they collect more experiences and awards, as they add more achievements to their professional record, and as they progress in their teaching career.

When you are ready to create your e-portfolio, click below:


What to Include

A professional e-portfolio is more than just a list of professional activities. It is a record of specific accomplishments attained over an extended period of time. We suggest using the FACULTY EVALUATION RUBRIC (also found on the Assessment and Evaluation Tools webpage) to inform your professional portfolio. Below is a list of suggestions that will help you develop your e-portfolio.

Background Information

  • CV or resume
  • Background information on career/field of study
  • Teaching philosophy and goals
  • Diversity philosophy

Licenses / Certifications

  • Significant professional certifications and licenses
  • Skills​ or specialized training

Scholarship Activities

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals, writing book chapters
  • Contributions to newsletters or any other non-peer review publication
  • Presenting at a conference workshop, exhibit, session, or panel.
  • Participation/membership in relevant professional activities/associations.
  • Presenting at AGS at faculty Professional Development trainings and/or the Institute.
  • Holding an office or serving as a member/leader on an active committee or board of a professional organization.

Service Activities 

  • Committee work or Chair of a committee at AGS.
  • Contribution to program accreditation / evaluation processes.
  • Program Chair contributions.
  • Assisting in new student admissions.
  • Attending AGS events.
  • Serving in a leadership role for student advising.
  • Demonstrating social interest and engaging in advocacy activities in the community and/or for the profession.
  • Serving as a teaching mentor for a faculty member.
  • Sharing successful instructional techniques with colleagues.
  • Developing and successfully delivering a new, standalone course.
  • Contribution to curriculum design.
  • Service to the profession through leadership role in professional organizations.

Teaching Auxiliary Activities

  • Evidence of continuous improvement of existing course content and delivery for courses taught.
  • ​Maintaining an updated teaching portfolio.
  • Participating in faculty development initiatives focused on teaching improvement.
  • Evidence of sharing Teaching Best Practices from conferences or workshops with faculty or at a Professional Development Training.
  • Evidence of being available beyond designated office hours to work with students.

Professional Information

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Formal evaluations
  • Course evaluations


A professional e-Portfolio can be created and presented in many ways. Here are a few tips to follow:

  • The best e-portfolios have a combination of professional artifacts and reflections.
  • Develop an introduction page – who are you and how do you want to be perceived?
  • Highlight key accomplishments.
  • Keep your portfolio updated. Continue to build your portfolio throughout your career. That way your portfolio will always be updated, and you won’t forget what you’ve done throughout the year.
  • Keep a journal to write down your reflections. Transfer them to your portfolio when you have time.
  • Collaborate with a mentor or other colleagues who are also creating their portfolio. Meet regularly to discuss the portfolio process.
  • You and your colleagues can assess the portfolio informally. Share your portfolio with someone to review it before your evaluation.
  • What are the benefits of an e-portfolio? Read this article from the Association of American Colleges & Universities website.