As a tenured professor, I submit a triennial portfolio to monitor my progress. These are usually fairly antiseptic pieces, which cite metrics and data and are full of boasting about how we are without being too over-the-top. I wrote something like that when I went up for tenure, but now that I have tenure I used the chance to do something more expansive and non-traditional. I’m publishing it here because right now the moment to say some things and challenge academic ways of thinking about teaching effectiveness really matter. At least to me. I’m hoping it’ll inspire some of my academic friends too, particularly those at the start of your tenure journey. …


Jeremy Littau

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