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The following materials are derived from previous ICaP workshops and will be updated periodically with new resources.

Pitching Your Teaching and Tutoring Experience
Archiving Your Class and Managing Course Evaluations
Electronic Teaching Portfolios
Preparing for English 106 Showcase
Recording Yourself and Observation Pedagogy
Designing Websites


Pitching Your Teaching and Tutoring Experience

How do you handle feedback and teaching/tutoring evaluations? Have you thought about how self-assessment plays into your teaching and career? How can you articulate the skills you've gained to both academic and non-academic employers? 

This page, "Pitching Your Teaching and Tutoring Experience," addresses all of the above questions as well as:

  • identifying and articulating soft skills
  • designing surveys for feedback
  • writing a teaching/tutoring philosophy statement
  • using data visualization to display your course evaluations in creative ways
  • crafting elevator pitches

Archiving Your Class & Managing Course Evaluations

As the semester draws to a close, we often find ourselves thinking about how we will re-vamp the course for next semester and what kinds of feedback we’ll receive on our course evaluations. These materials provide strategies for archiving course materials and eliciting useful feedback from evaluations, as well as tips on how to implement student suggestions into the next iteration of a course.

Workshop Materials: Archiving Your Class and Managing Course Evaluations

Additional Reading:

Electronic Teaching Portfolios

Teaching portfolios might be the last thing you think about as you focus on teaching during your first year at Purdue, but, as you begin looking for opportunities beyond our program, they’ll be necessary. These materials explore the many options available to instructors who want to show off their teaching and research online.

In-Depth WordPress Tutorial (PDF)

Website Builder Comparison Chart

User Experience Test/Review Worksheet

Example Teaching Portfolios:

Preparing for the English 106 Showcase

By the middle of the spring semester, you’ll begin thinking about all of the great work your students have completed throughout the year. You should work with those students and encourage them to enter their work in the ICaP Showcase. You can both win great prizes and show off all of your hard work. These resources introduce the Showcase and guide instructors through their presentation options.

See our page on Visual Rhetoric and Research Posters for general information on creating and presenting posters.

More resources coming soon!

Recording Yourself & Observation Pedagogy

Teaching videos are another way that teachers and researchers might showcase their pedagogical and scholarly interests, in addition to electronic portfolios. These workshop materials discuss the affordances and constraints of teaching videos and provides strategies for filming and editing such texts.

Recording Equipment Available for Checkout

Check out a video camera from the ICaP office by contacting any of the ICaP staff.

Sony Handycam FDR-AX33
  • Comes with 256 GB memory card, built-in microphone, mini desktop tripod
  • How to use the camera:
    • View the User's Manual here
    • Make sure battery is charged before use OR plug camera directly into power source using AC adaptor and power cord
  • How to use the mini tripod:
    • pull legs out to form tripod and set on a flat, stable surface
    • use grey wheel to screw attachment peg into bottom of camera
    • to adjust angle, press grey round button on side of tripod and hold down while adjusting the angle 
    • no need to plug the cord into the camera unless you're using the tripod as a camera grip
    • to use the tripod as a camera grip, see column five on page one of the GP-VPT1 Remote Control Tripod User's Manual
Recommended programs for editing video: Sample Teaching Videos:

Designing Websites

Professional websites are useful not only for academics, but also for those seeking alt-ac and non-ac career paths. They also benefit all levels of professionals, from graduate students to tenured professors, serving as a central online presence for a wide range of audiences.

ICaP and PW have collaborated to produce a folder of resources for building a professional website from scratch or making improvements to an existing site. The resources folder contains the following, intended to be viewed in order:

  1. Getting Started Worksheet
  2. Intro to Professional Websites Slide Deck
  3. Comparison Chart for Choosing a Platform
  4. Website Content Guide
  5. Example Professional Websites
  6. Web Platform Support
  7. General Design Tips
  8. Advanced: Site Building Without a Template