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Amy Ling - Professional ePortfolio Scenario

Amy Ling - Professional ePortfolio Scenario

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Published by Hazel Owen
This is a hypothetical scenario of a tertiary teacher developing a professional ePortfolio. To access the accompanying mindmap click here. (Many thanks to Diana Ayling for her input to this scenario.)
This is a hypothetical scenario of a tertiary teacher developing a professional ePortfolio. To access the accompanying mindmap click here. (Many thanks to Diana Ayling for her input to this scenario.)

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Published by: Hazel Owen on Sep 18, 2012
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Amy Ling - Professional ePortfolio Scenario
To access the accompanying mindmap click here. 
Amy's background
Education Institution NZ's (EINZ) newest lecturer is Amy Ling, PhD
She is Chinese and immigrated to New Zealand in the early 1990's.
Amy completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Auckland, Masters atUniversity of Melbourne and PhD at London University.
Amy worked in the finance division of ING for 10 years.
She has recently published a book on Hedge Funds Analysis (the subject of her PhD)
Amy has worked as a teaching assistant while completing her studies.
She has no formal teaching qualification.
Amy wishes to be a Professor within 10 years.
She is seeking advice from the EINZ Learning and Teaching Support Centre on how toadvance her career.
Areas of expertise
Group and Organizational Dynamics
Budgeting, cost analysis, and allocation
Financial accounting and reporting
Personal finance
Tax Planning and preparation 
What does a teaching ePortfolio offer Amy?
A place to focus on performance outcomes in teaching, professional learning anddevelopment, and research and leadership
A tool to enable her to share easily with her teaching team, mentor, and community of  practice
A place to record and reflect on her performance and on feedback 
A place to record research, professional learning and development, and leadership activity
A repository to collect (and later select from) evidence of competency in design,facilitation, assessment and evaluation
A place to develop and a tool to adapt to a showcase portfolio for promotion purposes
A tool that may be used as part of her progress towards her teaching qualification 
What does Amy need to be able to demonstrate?
Design, Facilitation, Assessment and Evaluation in teaching
Self management of professional learning and development
Research activity and outputs
Achievements in leadership roles
Professionalism in all aspects of her work 
Amy's Barriers / Challenges
English as a second language (students /colleagues sometimes find it difficult tounderstand her)
 No course design or lesson planning experience.
 No formal teaching qualification or experience as a lecturer 
Basic ICT literacy - has only just started to use Blackboard in her teaching
A full teaching load & is trying to publish further research papers around her PhD topic
Involved in programme review for the department, and is anxious as she is unsure what to/ how to contribute to this process 
EINZ Learning and Teaching Support Centre - advice
Be able to
Define, fully understand and be able to demonstrate competencies as a lecturer 
Evidence achievements and competencies at key points e.g. Performance managementreviews, application for promotion
Plan and sustain performance over time
Have clear goals and plan for the next progression 
What support needs to be in place?
Mentoring by those who are senior lecturers and have advanced ePortfolios
Clear processes for promotion and performance management
A supportive teaching team
A Community of Practice in her discipline / ePortfolios
Regular feedback from manager on her performance
Institutional support
Professional learning and development from outside sources as appropriate
Progress towards a teaching qualification (if desired / required) 

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