Spreading the ePortfolio word at the Moore Symposium
March 7, 2017 -- Faculty, staff, and student users of ePortfolio contributed to a strong program at this year's E. C. Moore Symposium, the pre-eminent Indiana conference on excellence in teaching. Speakers included:
2017 ePortfolio Showcase participants
March 6, 2017 -- Participants in this year's ePortfolio Showcase included fifteen outstanding students from first-year to graduate/professional, all with interesting stories to tell and ePortfolios to demonstrate their learning. Congratulations to:
This year's Showcase was held on March 3 in conjunction with the annual E. C. Moore Symposium and is co-sponsored by the ePortfolio Initiative, University College, and the Life-Health Sciences Internship Program. Co-locating the Showcase with the Moore poster session and speakers' reception helped to assure a steady stream of visitors to the students' tables.
National attention to IUPUI at AAC&U Annual Meeting
February 2, 2017 -- Once again, IUPUI was well represented among the presentations at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the associated Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios. Faculty and staff presentations related to ePortfolio work included:
IUPUI Faculty at 2016 Assessment Institute
October 21 -- Several IUPUI faculty and staff joined colleagues from across the country to present their work with ePortfolios at the 2016 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. This year's participants in the ePortfolio track included:
Session presentation materials, including those for the outstanding track keynote by Kathy Takayama of Northeastern University, should be available on the Assessment Institute website by mid-November.
RISE ePortfolio Grants announcement issued
October 20 -- The RISE to the IUPUI Challenge Initiative has issued the call for proposals for five course development grants to be made in 2017. Two of those are co-sponsored with the ePortfolio Initiative to assist faculty in developing a new or redesigning an existing course in line with RISE criteria with an ePortfolio component. Proposals are due February 10, 2017, for courses to be developed in summer and offered in the next academic year; the full CFP is available here. In addition, the Center for Teaching and Learning is presenting a workshop on November 3, to be repeated December 2, on "Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grants at IUPUI" that will address these grants in addition to the ePortfolio grants and CTL's Course Enhancement Grants. Details and registration information are posted on the CTL Events Calendar.
ePortfolio Symposium presentation materials available
October 20 -- Several posters and handouts are now available on the 2016 ePortfolio Symposium webpage. More will be added as they become available.
ePortfolio Initiative issues new Call for Grant Proposals
September 30 -- The Call for Proposals for the next round of one-year ePortfolio grants, for 2017-18, is now available. Grants are intended to support the pilot development or implementation of ePortfolio projects to foster student learning and development or to assess student learning outcomes at IUPUI. Faculty, academic administrators and staff, and units are invited to apply in support of goals within undergraduate, co-curricular, and graduate or professional programs. We are especially interested in supporting initiatives emerging from IUPUI's strategic plan, Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond. The proposal deadline is Wednesday, March 1, and project work may begin as early as first summer term 2017. Questions should be directed to Susan Kahn (skahn at iupui dot edu) or Susan Scott (sbscott at iupui dot edu).
IUPUI at the 2016 AAEEBL National Conference
August 10 -- IUPUI was well represented at the annual conference of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) in Boston early this month. Attendees included Macy Ballard (Life-Health Sciences Internship Program), Alison Bell (Degree Completion Office), Renee Betts (Social Work), Catherine Buyarski (Division of Undergraduate Education), Pamela Clark (Philanthropic Studies), Beth Huffman (Interior Design Technology), Susan Hyatt (Anthropology), Kathryn Lauten (French), Shantia Reese (LHSI), Susan Scott (ePortfolio Initiative), Tim Scully (Health Sciences), and Michael Yard (Biology). Our attendees also provided four conference sessions:
IUPUI in the International Arena
June 10 -- The UK's Centre for Recording Achievement and AAEEBL collaborated on an international seminar this month at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with four IUPUI program contributors.
IUPUI Faculty at AAEEBL Midwest Regional Conference
May 15 -- Several academic leaders from IUPUI contributed sessions for the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) Midwest regional conference at the University of Notre Dame this month. Those sharing expertise were:
ePortfolio Grants Awarded
April 2016 -- The IUPUI ePortfolio Initiative is pleased to announce recipients of two grant programs. In collaboration with the RISE to the Challenge Initiative, two faculty will incorporate ePortfolios into their service learning courses:
The second round of funding to support new and transitional ePortfolio projects supports the following projects:
Congratulations to 2016 ePortfolio Showcase Participants!
April 2016 -- Fifteen inspiring students shared their ePortfolio experiences and websites with visitors at the 2016 ePortfolio Showcase on April 1. Following words of encouragement and appreciation from Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Stephen Hundley, the following participants were recognized:
In addition, Rachel Larsen was recognized for the Outstanding Showcase ePortfolio and Jarred Cool for Honorable Mention Outstanding Showcase ePortfolio. Planning is already under way for next year's Showcase. Watch for the call for applications and nominations in early October next fall.
ePortfolio Initiative issues new Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals for the next round of ePortfolio grants, for 2016-17, is now available, with a proposal deadline of Friday, April 1, 2016. Grants are intended to support the transition of ePortfolio projects currently in Oncourse to Taskstream as well as new ePortfolio projects. Project work may begin as early as first summer term. Questions may be directed to Susan Kahn (skahn at iupui dot edu) or Susan Scott (sbscott at iupui dot edu).
New Taskstream webinars now online
Two webinars on Taskstream--IU's new ePortfolio platform--were presented by IT Training in January 2016, one each for students and for faculty. Recordings are now available on the IT Training website at https://ittraining.iu.edu/downloads/Recordings.aspx. (One student-oriented recording for the Oncourse ePortfolio will continue to be available through Summer 2016, when Oncourse will no longer be available.)
Congratulations for new 2015-16 ePortfolio project grants and awards
Congratulations to the first recipients of our 2015-16 ePortfolio Grants:
Financial support has also been awarded for the following 2015-16 projects:
RISE Program and ePortfolio Initiative issue new joint Call for Proposals
At the November 6 RISE Day, Dr. Jennifer Thorington Springer announced a new round of funding for RISE Course Development ePortfolio Grants. Proposals for up to $5,000 are due February 12, 2016, for development in Summer 2016 and initial offering during 2016-17. More information and the Call for Proposals are provided at http://go.iupui.edu/rise. Dr. Thorington Springer will respond to questions about the RISE component, and the Call for Proposals identifies other sources of information for each of the four RISE practices. Those with questions specific to the ePortfolio aspect of these projects should be in touch with Susan Kahn (skahn at iupui dot edu) or Susan Scott (sbscott at iupui dot edu).
Apply Online for the 2016 ePortfolio Showcase
The ePortfolio Initiative, University College, and the Life-Health Sciences Internship Program have issued the call for applications for IUPUI's Second Annual ePortfolio Showcase, to be held Friday, April 1, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Taylor Hall UC 104. Students are encouraged to apply for participation this spring--last year's Showcase was an inspiring discussion with diverse students who had interesting stories to show and tell. ePortfolios "in progress" or previously completed are welcome. The application form is online at http://go.iu.edu/MEG, with a deadline of Friday, February 5.
International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) publishes article on IUPUI reflection research
During 2012-14, IUPUI conducted a campus-wide qualitative research project exploring how, why, and with what success faculty and staff used reflection in their ePortfolio projects. The research grew out of IUPUI's participation with eleven other institutions in Cohort VI of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research to explore how the distinctive characteristics of ePortfolios could be leveraged to improve assessment and accreditation. The latest issue (Volume 5, Number 2) of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP), a double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access journal, includes an article describing the IUPUI research process and findings: "Examining the Role of Reflection in ePortfolios: A Case Study," by Cynthia M. Landis, Susan B. Scott, and Susan Kahn of the IUPUI ePortfolio Initiative.
IUPUI faculty and staff present work with ePortfolios at the 2015 Assessment Institute
The 2015 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis drew another capacity crowd of nearly 1,100 participants and offered an extended range of presentations about all things assessment, including use of ePortfolios in assessment. Seven current and former IUPUI faculty and staff presented about their work with ePortfolios: