The goal of IUPUI's ePortfolio Initiative is to raise awareness, build understanding, and encourage adoption of electronic portfolios to address needs and interests of specific units--undergraduate, graduate, co-curricular, and extra-curricular--and of the campus as a whole. IUPUI has a history of leadership in the use of "High-Impact Practices" for learning (learn more at www.aacu.org). ePortfolios are increasingly recognized as key enablers of such practices or even as a new category of High-Impact Practice. At the same time, IUPUI is known for excellence in assessment. The promise of ePortfolios to enrich authentic assessment of student learning continues to warrant support.
To fulfill these goals, the initiative regularly offers professional development workshops and webinars, typically in cooperation with the Center for Teaching and Learning. In addition to small grants and stipends to support faculty or departmental implementation of ePortfolio projects, we have funded travel grants for professional development or for conference presentations by IUPUI faculty and academic staff. We work with University Information Technology Services (UITS) to help assure that ePortfolio technology resources meet the needs of IUPUI faculty, staff, and students. Through occasional brown-bag discussions, communities of practice, an email listserv, informal consultations, and this website, we serve as an information hub for ePortfolio uses and users.
The IUPUI ePortfolio Initiative is led by Susan Kahn, Director, and Susan Scott, Coordinator, and reports to Margie Ferguson, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. An ePortfolio Coordinating Committee composed of representatives of collaborating administrative units meets to plan and coordinate efforts. Current membership includes:
The ePortfolio Initiative administrative offices are located at:
1100 Waterway Boulevard, WW53
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Please contact us for further information, customized presentations, or assistance with getting started or advancing in your use of ePortfolios. We also welcome your suggestions for new topics for faculty and professional development. Please be in touch with either Susan Kahn, Director, at ude[dot]iupui[at]nhaks or Susan Scott, Coordinator, at ude[dot]iupui[at]ttocsbs.