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Portfolio Process

ABOUT THE PORTFOLIO PROCESS

The MSU Denver faculty evaluation system assumes a “portfolio” model that is intended to encourage reflection and enable faculty to make the strongest evidence‐based case for themselves. For detailed information about the portfolio preparation and submission process, please see the "Guidebook for Portfolio Preparation" located on the Academic & Student Affairs website. Important review process dates are listed in the Procedural Calendar which is also available on the Academic and Student Affairs website. To access the "Handbook for Professional Personnel" and the Trustees Policy Manual, go to the Trustees Policies and Governance website. The AAUP (American Association of University Professors) Guidelines (the "Redbook") may be accessed on the AAUP website.

For an overview of using Digital Measures for the MSU Denver faculty evaluation process, please see the MSU Denver Faculty Evaluation Process.

DIGITAL MEASURES

Digital Measures is the online portfolio tool that is available (but not required) for faculty to use to assemble their portfolios. Digital Measures has the capability of streamlining and simplifying the process of assembling your portfolio. The tool pulls data from several sources, including from the faculty member him/herself, in order to generate the portfolio. It is thus best thought of as an archiving tool, where a faculty member stores evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, samples of exams or assignments, peer observation results); articles, presentations, and other scholarly or creative contributions; and records of service to the department, school, University, or the community. In addition to data entered by you, the faculty user, some fields are populated with data pushed from other sources, such as teaching assignments and numerical scores from Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI).

It is strongly recommended that faculty take full advantage of Digital Measures by inputting data into relevant fields and by uploading pertinent documents on an ongoing basis. If a faculty member’s data are kept updated, creating a portfolio may be as simple as writing and uploading the narrative, selecting the additional materials to include for evaluation in the 3rd and milestone years, and then submitting the package for review. To illustrate further, the CV does not exist as a separate document (and thus the faculty member will not need to create a new one for each review), but is instead generated using the information entered into the various Digital Measures database fields under each of the three areas of performance.

DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES
It is important for faculty to understand that department guidelines establish the discipline-specific criteria for evaluation, and it is essential that faculty follow their department guidelines when assembling their portfolios. The department guidelines may be accessed at Departmental Guidelines.
TUTORIALS FOR THE PORTFOLIO PROCESS
The following tutorials are available in a printable PDF format. Additionally, many of the tutorials are also available in a video format.
FOR FACULTY MEMBERS WHO ARE PREPARING A PORTFOLIO
Category I Faculty (Tenured and Tenure-Track)

Using Digital Measures for Portfolio Preparation and Submission

Category II Faculty

Using Digital Measures for Category II Portfolio Preparation and Submission

Category I and II Faculty
Quick Reference Guide to Digital Measures Screens

Accessing Files Using Digital Measures Reports - WINAD

Resolving Issues With Opening Files Using a Mac Computer 

Running the Stored Files Report

Accessing Your Portfolio Evaluation Information and Adding a Response
Information about creating and importing BibTeX files: BibTeX Imports
FOR DEPARTMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Using Digital Measures for the Portfolio Process - Department Committee Chairs 
FOR DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
Using Digital Measures for the Portfolio Process - Department Chairs 
 FOR ALL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Accessing Files Using Digital Measures Reports - WINAD 

Resolving Issues With Opening Files Using a Mac Computer 
FOR SCHOOL, COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY RTP COMMITTEE CHAIRS, DEANS, AND THE PROVOST
Using Digital Measures for the Portfolio Process - Committee Chairs