ePortfolio Day of Planning

Five Minutes of Acclaim

California State University, Chico
Department of Education
Cris Guenter, Professor & Graduate Coordinator

CSU, Chico began using electronic portfolios in 1998 within the teacher preparation programs. Over a decade later, CSU, Chico has developed its own assessment system. Student Tracking, Evaluation & Portfolio System (STEPS) is a student–built, faculty–led, and administratively designed assessment system. In 2007 California State University, Chico’s School of Education received national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). In 2009 California State University, Chico was reaccredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for 10 years, an exceptionally long period of reaccreditation that represents a major affirmation of the University and its programs and initiatives. For more information see http://www.csuchico.eduopens in new window and the STEPS site at http://www.stepsforassessment.comopens in new window

Capella University*
Jeff D. Grann, Ph.D.
Manager of Assessment

To help learners understand the expected learning outcomes of their programs Cappella has built some supporting websites, and focuses on their Transparency by Design initiative. The long term goal: “ . . . ePortfolios will become an important method for validating outcome assessment results by publically showcasing student work at exemplary performance levels.”

Please also see:
http://www.collegechoicesforadults.org/opens in new window
http://www.capellaresults.comopens in new window
http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/2009/08/04/how-much-do-colleges-really-teach-students.htmlopens in new window

East Los Angeles College
Kevin Huotari
Faculty Development

Student transfer ePortfolios are the vision at ELAC, and Kevin will share their journey.

Foothill College
Una Daly
ePortfolio Pilot Coordinator Career Technical Education

Foothill College's Dental Hygiene department made the transition from paper to electronic portfolios in the 2008-2009 school year and graduated their first cohort of students who documented their core competencies electronically for academic and career purposes.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Lynne Groves
Director of Instructional Strategies
eFolio Minnesota[TM] & eFolioWorld[TM]

Building on a successful citizenship model for access to ePortfolio technology, recent development and strategic efforts encourage college-wide ePortfolio initiatives where the very culture of ePortfolio practice provides teaching and learning links to improvement-focused assessment at both the program and institutional levels. This includes individual ePortfolios, faculty professional development ePortfolios, accreditation ePortfolios, and workforce focused adoptions.

Pierce College, California
Professor Joseph D. Perret
Computer Applications & Office Technologies

Working with ePortfolio California, Pierce College is implementing faculty ePortfolios – a hot topic for many institutions.

Seattle Pacific University, Washington
David Wicks
Assistant Professor, Director of Instructional Technology

SPU recently moved from a structured ePortfolio system (Chalk and Wire) to a “bPortfolio” system using WordPress with LMS for assessment.

Valdosta State University, Georgia
Diane L. Judd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Technology
Early Childhood and Special Education

ePortfolio discussions started in 1998 at Valdosta and the project was revitalized in 2000. Diane’s website, Developing Student Electronic Portfolios: From an Idea to an Internet Website with the Valdosta ePortfolio Timeline, is of historical significance.

Virginia Tech*
Marc Zaldivar
Director, ePortfolio Initiatives

Electronic Portfolio Initiatives at Virginia Tech facilitates the use of electronic portfolios throughout the university. The ePortfolio project is an effort at improving education, learning assessment, and student engagement by using collaborative online tools that take advantage of the latest technology. Their supporting website (http://eportfolio.vt.eduopens in new window ) has information on “Folio thinking”.

* Unable to be attend, however the presentation will still be shared.