The Faculty Development Portfolio: A Framework for Documenting the Professional Development of Faculty Developers Academic Article uri icon


  • Portfolios are used for a variety of purposes in higher education. Two such purposes are the documentation of one's professional development for others and the improvement of one's own performance over time. This article discusses the concept of the faculty development portfolio and, in doing so, outlines the work of faculty development professionals. It also identifies characteristics of effective faculty development professionals and defines the steps involved in creating a faculty development portfolio. These steps include how to conceptualize, gather, and present evidence of items that can be used as a framework for faculty developers to consider when documenting their professional development for summative and formative purposes. 2001 Human Sciences Press, Inc.

published proceedings

  • Innovative Higher Education

author list (cited authors)

  • Stanley, C. A.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Stanley, Christine A

publication date

  • January 2001