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Documentation of Teaching Excellence. Resources: Home

This guide contains links to information resources which support development of effective college teaching. It supports the Panel of Excellence Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting.

Door Prize Books

Reynolds, N., & Rice, R. (2006). Portfolio teaching: A guide for instructors. Macmillan.
Seldin, P., Miller, J. E., & Seldin, C. A. (2010). The teaching portfolio: A practical guide to improved performance and promotion/tenure decisions. John Wiley & Sons.


Books from the Collection of IUP Libraries

Barkley, Elizabeth F. Student engagement techniques : a handbook for college faculty. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2010.  LB2342.92 .B34 2010. 


Effective college and university teaching : strategies and tactics for the new professoriate / William Buskist, Victor A. Benassi [editors]. Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2012. LB2331 .E385 2012  


Fredericks, Anthony D.  The complete idiot's guide to teaching college / by Anthony.  Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, 2007.  LB2331 .F648 2007 


Rabow, Jerome. Excellent teaching in the excellent university : the search

for voice among faculty and students. Bethesda, MD : Academica Press, 2006

LB2331 .R265 2006.  


Whitford, Fred W.  College teaching tips. Boston : Prentice Hall, 2011

LB2331 .W45 2011 


Ask a Librarian

Call 724-357-3006 to speak to a faculty reference librarian, ask your question online at this url or text us at: 724-401-1984. 

Articles on the Documentation of Teaching Quality

Andersson, P. p., & Roxå, T. (2004). The pedagogical academy: a way to encourage and reward scholarly teaching. European Journal of Engineering Education, 29(4), 559-569.

Beatriz, J. b., & Zoia, B. (2012). The teaching portfolio and the university teacher's professional knowledge. ASEAN Journal of Teaching & Learning In Higher Education, 4(2), 95-96. 

Cohen, J. (2003). Documenting teaching excellence with peer review of teaching. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 58(2), 115-118. 

Fong, R. W., Lee, J. C., Chang, C., Zhang, Z., Ngai, A. C., & Lim, C. P. (2014). Digital teaching portfolio in higher education: Examining colleagues' perceptions to inform implementation strategies. The Internet and Higher Education, 60. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2013.06.003

Glanville, I., & Houde, S. (2004). The scholarship of teaching: implications for nursing faculty. Journal Of Professional Nursing, 20(1), 7-14.

McColgan, K., & Blackwood, B. (2009). A systematic review protocol on the use of teaching portfolios for educators in further and higher education. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(12), 2500-2507. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05189.x

Murphy, T., MacLaren, I., & Flynn, S. (2008). Toward a summative system for the assessment of teaching quality in higher education. International Journal of Teaching & Learning In Higher Education, 20(2), 226-236.

Simpson, D., Fincher, R., Hafler, J., Irby, D., Richards, B., Rosenfeld, G., & Viggiano, T. (2007). Advancing educators and education by defining the components and evidence associated with educational scholarship. Medical Education, 41(10), 1002-1009.

Wattiaux, M., Moore, J., Rastani, R., & Crump, P. (2010). Excellence in teaching for promotion and tenure in animal and dairy sciences at doctoral/research universities: A faculty perspective1. Journal of Dairy Science, 933365-3376. doi:10.3168/jds.2010-3070.

Subject Guide

Apply for Center for Teaching Excellence Awards

Faculty Recognition Program for Excellence in Teaching
One of the goals of the Center for Teaching Excellence, as set forth in its original mission statement, is to develop mechanisms for recognizing the excellence in teaching that exists at IUP. To this end, the Faculty Recognition Program for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1990 by the Teaching Excellence Subcommittee of the Faculty Professional Development Committee.

The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge the multidimensional nature of the practice of teaching and to begin to recognize some of the many excellent faculty members at IUP. These are not global awards for teaching, like the University Senate award for teaching. These are possible ways of thinking about your teaching. However, there are many other possibilities.

Award Guidelines and Application 

Self-nominations are encouraged. If you need additional information, please call 724-357-7800 or send an e-mail to

Teaching Portfolios