Letter for Annual Review Committee

Promotion, Tenure, and Merit Committee,

Welcome to my Annual Review portfolio.  Throughout my career in higher education, digital portfolios have been one of my main areas of scholarship and practice.  I was thrilled to learn that I would allowed to submit my portfolio digitally for my Annual Review.

quote2For some of you, this may be the first time you have read an Annual Review in this format.  I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have about it as well as help with any technical issues you have as you explore it.  Don’t hesitate to contact me about this.  (One hint is that the links are different color than the rest of the text.  Also, every link in my portfolio opens in a new window in your browser.  This is done to keep you from losing your place.  In addition, at the bottom of every page of the portfolio is a link to get you back to the menu.  There is also high level navigation on the left hand side of the portfolio.)

I thought it might be helpful to point out the structure of my portfolio as well.  Within it, you will find the required materials on my teaching and service at this point in my nine month appointment.  In the teaching section, you will find the syllabi, teaching evaluations, and my reflections on my performance during the two courses I taught during fall quarter in 2013.  Furthermore, during the 2013 to 2014 academic year, I have engaged in six forms of service.  You can find my reflections on that work in the service section.  (One of those service projects begins on February 28, 2014, so that page in my portfolio is a placeholder right now.)  Although letters of support were not required for this review, a colleague volunteered to write one, so I have included that letter of support, along with my curriculum vitae, accessible through the main page of my portfolio.

If you need any additional materials from me, do not hesitate to let me know.  It was a great pleasure to put together my reflections and materials for my time here at Portland State.  I look forward to your feedback.

Thank you,
Wende Garrison

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