Educator Portfolio Template of the Academic Pediatric Association's Educational Scholars Program

Format Publication ID Version Published
Reference, Evaluation Tool 626 1 August 6, 2007
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Description

Designed for educators, the portfolio is a collection of information that documents educational efforts, activities, and scholarship. In our national faculty development program, this template is used as a developmental document. Throughout the program, scholars are expected to build their educator portfolio (EP) with mentoring and feedback from faculty. Ultimately, these materials will be used to create a "high stakes EP" for promotion review. This tool provides a template for the collection of information in a standardized manner. Standardization makes the portfolio suitable for internal peer review in promotion decisions, and also allows for external review. The template contains both quantitative and qualitative components. The qualitative elements promote reflective self assessment by users. Questions throughout stimulate users to consider criteria for scholarship. The purpose of each section is clearly defined. The instructions embedded in each section discuss important underlying educational principles to be considered during the development of the document. The authors have expertise in education and have experience developing and using portfolios in their academic careers. The template was created using a scholarly approach. The first step involved a critical appraisal of existing formats for portfolios and of the literature regarding their use. Using a modified Delphi process, we conducted multiple iterations of review and refinement of the template.

Citation

Gusic M, Chandran L, Balmer D, D'Alessandro D, Baldwin C. Educator Portfolio Template of the Academic Pediatric Association's Educational Scholars Program. MedEdPORTAL; 2007. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/626

Educational Objectives

  1. To develop a standardized template that documents one's educational activities and their outcomes.
  2. To stimulate and document thoughtful reflection on these activities.
  3. To integrate educational principles and the criteria governing scholarship in the instructions and in the qualitative elements of the portfolio.
  4. To create a template whose format allows a standardized approach to the appraisal and critique of the content of the portfolio.

Keywords

  • Educator Portfolio Template, Academic Career, Delphi Process, Fellowships and Scholarship (MeSH), Academic Pediatric Association's Educational Scholars Program

Specialty

  • Medical
    • Pediatrics

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Assessment
  • Teaching Skills

Intended Audience

  • Professional & Faculty Development
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
  • Independent Study

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