2016 ePortfolio Symposium

Friday, September 30, 2016

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

University Library, Lilly Auditorium and Lobby


9:30 --    Welcome: Margie Ferguson, Interim Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

                  Susan Kahn, Director, ePortfolio Initiative, and Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

9:45 --    Keynote: Naming the Why of ePortfolio Work: Implicating Students in Their Own Learning

                 Daniel Terry, Ed.D., Director of ePortfolio, Office of the Provost, Texas Christian University

The ePortfolio idea is many things to many people, and its manyness complicates how to effectively communicate the essence and purpose of ePortfolio work to students. This keynote will explore three metaphors for ePortfolio thinking and doing: Warehouse, Museum, and Special Exhibition. These metaphors can serve as thinking tools to help students make sense of what they are doing and why they should care when it comes to ePortfolios. Dr. Terry will use institutional stories and student examples to demonstrate how the three metaphors function and how they involve students in their own learning.

photo of Daniel Terry

Dr. Terry provides the strategy, structure, implementation, and evaluation of how TCU students use ePortfolios to make their learning visible. In his role, he also serves as course director for TCU's first-year seminar. In addition, he teaches courses as an adjunct faculty member in the John V. Roach Honors College at TCU and teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education doctoral program at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Terry is a graduate of Baylor University (B.A.), Truett Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Wake Forest University (M.A.), and TCU (Ed.D.), with executive leadership training in higher education administration from Harvard University's Institutes for Higher Education. He researches, writes, and presents to numerous conferences and organizations on such subjects as metacognition, ePortfolio pedagogy, educational philosophy, curriculum theory and development, and moral and intellectual development. Presentation slides

10:55 --   Identity and Education: Building the Ground Work for Integration in the Undergraduate Years

                 Catherine Buyarski, Executive Director of Student Success Initiatives, Division of Undergraduate Education, and Associate Dean, University College

ePortfolios are an educational innovation that deepens learning and facilitates success by helping students explore the meaning and relevance of their college experiences. However, both meaning and relevance are grounded in a student's prior knowledge, experience, and sense of self--factors that are not often considered in the classroom. The conceptual model for IUPUI's electronic Personal Development Plan (ePDP) provides a framework and guidance for how an ePortfolio can develop the necessary foundation for the undergraduate experience on our campus. Participants will learn about the conceptual model as a springboard for considering how students' developing sense of identity and purpose can be tied to ePortfolio work across the curriculum and co-curriculum. Presentation slides

11:50 --    Lunch and Poster Session

  • Kathryn Lauten, "ePortfolio for the Program in French," Department of World Languages and Cultures
  • Amy Powell, "ePortfolio for Integrative Thinking across Themed Learning Communities," University College
  • Beth Huffman, "Service Learning in Three Dimensional Interior Design Studio," Department of Interior Design Technology
  • Tim Scully, "ePortfolio for Experiential Learning in Health Sciences," Department of Health Sciences poster
  • Elizabeth Freije, "Weaving the Degree: Documenting Curricular Connections and Milestones to Promote Student Success," Department of Engineering Technology
  • Brandi Gilbert, Life-Health Sciences Internship Program poster

1:00 --    Voices from the Trenches: Student Panel

                 Jeremy Lahey, Rachel Larsen, Elena Peters, and Tierra Pinkins, on the benefits and challenges of composing ePortfolios [See ePortfolio links for Larsen, Peters, and Pinkins in the ePortfolio Gallery.]

2:00 --    2015-16 IUPUI ePortfolio Projects: Faculty Panel

  • Marjorie Hovde and Brandon Sorge, "MS in Technology Graduate Portfolio-Creation Course Development," Department of Technology Leadership and Communication
  • Susan Hyatt, "E-designing the Anthropology Capstone," Department of Anthropology presentation
  • Kimberly Kramer and Mahasin Ameen, "Transition and Improvement: MLS Program Assessment from Oncourse to Taskstream," Department of Library and Information Science presentation
  • Cynthia Williams, "ePortfolio for Neuroscience Capstone Students," Department of Psychology

3:00 --    Closing Remarks: Susan Kahn, Director, ePortfolio Initiative

We acknowledge with thanks the IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs for partial support of the Symposium through the Academic Affairs Conference Fund.