Including ready–to–use and field–tested information, The Administrative Portfolio is a hands–on look at the why, what, and how of preparing and successfully using the portfolio. It includes
- Practical suggestions for getting started and then maintaining the most effective use of portfolios
- Key issues, red–flag warnings, and benchmarks for success
- Helpful answers to common questions
- Differentiation between portfolios for personnel decisions and those that are used for performance improvement
- A list of 21 possible portfolio items from which administrators can choose the ones most personally relevant
- A selection of 13 real portfolios from across administration positions and institutions
Written for presidents, provosts, academic vice presidents, deans, department chairs, and program directors, The Administrative Portfolio presents as well as demonstrates sensible strategies for how to develop and use a strong portfolio.
A well–known speaker at national and international conference, Seldin regularly serves as a faculty leader in programs offered by the American council on Education, the American Association for Higher Education, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
His well–received books include:The Administrative Portfolio (2002, with Mary Lou Higgerson); Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching (1999, with associates); The Teaching Portfolio, second edition (1997); Improving College Teaching (1995, with associates); Successful Use of Teaching Portfolios (1993, with associates); The Teaching Portfolio (1991); How Administrators Can Improve teaching (1990, with associates); Evaluating and Developing Administrative Performance (1988); Coping with Faculty Stress (1987, with associates); Changing Practices in faculty Evaluation (1984); Successful Faculty Evaluation programs (1980); Teaching Professors to teach (1977); How College Evaluate Professors (1975).
He has contributed to numerous articles on the teaching profession, student ratings, educational practice, and academic culture to such publications as The New York Times,The Chronicle of Higher Education andChange magazine,. For his contributions to the scholarship of teaching, he has received honorary degrees from Keystone College (Pennsylvania) and Columbia College (South Carolina).