ePAT Awards Funds for Pilot ePortfolio Projects

Faculty Learning Communities from the following areas were funded:

  • Agricultural Business, will use ePortfolios for integrative learning across a variety of domains including one GE class;
  • English, with a focus on implementing ePortfolios in multiple sections of freshman composition;
  • Media Arts, Design and Technology (formerly known as Communication Design) will focus on learning outcomes and student development in specific courses in the major,
  • Geography will implement ePortfolios with special attention to writing intensive courses;
  • Music Education will provide access to ePortfolio technology to all students in the  program;
  • Nursing will pilot ePortfolios for the assessment of specific learning outcomes across the curriculum;  
  • Social Sciences: will use ePortfolios to help students integrate learning across courses, as well as to document and assess program-level learning outcomes; and,
  • U-Courses to document integrative learning across blended, team-taught classes in Multicultural and Gender Studies, Political Science, English, Business and Natural Sciences.

In addition to these pilot projects, CELT provided separate funding for a pilot study of ePortfolios in a competency-based Educational Leadership Graduate Program: The Preliminary Administrative Services Program (PASC) in the School of Education.

Faculty participating in the pilot projects will keep ePAT and the campus as a whole informed of their work in integrating ePortfolios into their teaching.  ePAT hopes to use the experiences of faculty using ePortfolios in these varied contexts to make a recommendation to the Provost and campus regarding future directions on the use of ePortfolios on our campus. 

ePAT thanks all who applied for pilot projects and looks forward to a broad discussion of ePortfolios over the course of the coming year.