Developing Teaching Portfolios for Excellence Awards

The UKZN Teaching & Learning Office in partnership with the Council on Higher Education and The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa (HELTASA) cordially invites you to a regional workshop that will focus on developing teaching portfolios for excellence awards.

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Seminar Overview

Teaching excellence awards are catalysts to recognize, affirm and reward exemplary
teaching in higher education. One example is the CHE/HELTASA Teaching Excellence
Award. A prerequisite for participation in the award process is the development
of a Teaching Portfolio, which provides nominees with the opportunity to
share their teaching excellence experiences through evidence-based critical reflective
narratives. A portfolio is generally used to document scholarly work, teaching
innovations and exemplary practices. As such, the quality of the Teaching Portfolio
is crucial, as it provides evaluators with initial insights into candidates’ eligibility for

In this regional (KZN/Eastern Cape) workshop, participants will be guided on and
supported in the structure, design and construction of a portfolio. Participants will
receive formative feedback with particular focus on the CHE/HELTASA Teaching
Excellence Award evaluation criteria, as well as the UKZN criteria.

Participants are encouraged to bring their teaching statements to the workshop
for critical reflection, engagement and discussion.

Seminar Details

Date: Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Time: 09:00 – 15:30

Venue: Unite Building, Gate 8, Rick Turner Road, Howard College
Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal

RSVP Essential

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RSVP by: Friday, 2 April 2018


09h00 – 09h15    Arrival & Tea
09h15 – 09h30     Introduction & Welcome Dr Rubby Dhunpath
09h30 – 10h15      How CHE/HELTASA Evaluates Teaching Portfolios Dr Rubby Dhunpath
10h15 – 11h00       Reflections by a Teaching Excellence Recipient Prof Michael Savage
11h00 – 11h15       TEA
11h15 – 13h00      A teaching portfolio as a response and a catalyst: Ms Rosemary Quilling
13h00 – 14h00    LUNCH
14h00 – 15h00    Working with participants’ teaching statements Prof Nyna Amin
15h00 – 15h30     Evaluation and Closure

For More Information:

Contact: Mrs Silindile Mchunu

Phone: 031 260 3652