Background Image: Biscuit Ridge Road, Dixie, Washington, August 2003.
In 1998 John Webster was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for inclusion in its first group of Carnegie Scholars, 15 post-secondary faculty from across the country brought together in the summer of 1998 to inaugurate the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
John’s chief focus in his Carnegie work has been Course Portfolios. Growing out of work done with the University of Washington’s Expository Writing Program, John has been working with Teaching Portfolios and Course Portfolios since 1990. A Course Portfolio for literature of the Elizabethan Age and an Assignment Portfolio for literature of the Romantic Age are posted on this website; a third Course Portfolio, Close-Reading Shakespeare, is web-published on the National Teaching and Learning Forum site.
Currently, John supports the scholarship of teaching and learning through his work with the College of Arts and Sciences as its Director of Writing. For a summary of his work with the College, click here.