In Fall 2009, the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CFEE) began awarding Instructional Grants to support the development and implementation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) ePortfolios, that are focused upon integrative learning, student reflection, and faculty feedback. More than 1000 students are involved in pilots. Approximately $150,000 in instructional grants will be allocated over the next several years to programs/departments who adopt and require the ePortfolio for all students after an initial pilot period.
The ePortfolio initiative is led by a collaborative partnership of the following units:
- Center for Teaching and Learning provides academic program-based faculty development support and resources regarding ePortfolio framework, curricular design, student reflection aligned with programmatic learning goals, and faculty feedback on reflection.
- Office of Educational Assessment supports programs in designing faculty feedback mechanisms and/or use of modified VALUE rubrics so that ePortfolios yield measures of student learning of both programmatic and general education goals.
- IT-Client Services & Support provides technological development, publishing and maintenance of programmatic ePortfolios using the Sakai Open Source Portfolio System - OSP.
Our collaborative model builds on our respective areas of expertise and emphasizes shared ownership and responsibility for all phases of the ePortfolio process, using a horizontal leadership systems approach.