SF State ePortfolio Projects
We are dedicated to supporting campus-wide knowledge of electronic portfolio use within SF State, the broader CSU community, as well as national research efforts through collaboration, experimentation, outreach, and sharing.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these projects, or how to use ePortfolios in your department or college please contact: email@example.com
Connect to Learning (C2L) Grant Awarded to SF State ePortfolio Project
In 2011 SF State joined 21 other campuses nationwide as a part of a three-year "Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement, and Student Success," project. Funded by FIPSE, the US Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, Connect to Learning will bring together ePortfolio leadership teams from campuses nationwide to explore and strengthen best practices in ePortfolio pedagogy.
Click here to view our Connect to Learning ePortfolio tracking our work on this project.
National/International ePortfolio Research
The Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research convenes research/practitioners to study the impact of ePortfolios on student learning and educational outcomes. Each year ten institutions selected through an application process constitute a three-year cohort.
Each campus works on an individual project that asks "What learning is taking place as a function of electronic portfolios?" and "How do we know?" SF State has played an active role since 2006 in this Coalition effort.
AAC & U VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) Project
AAC&U is conducting a research and campus-based initiative designed to make the essential learning outcomes central to the educational experience. SF State has been chosen as a Leadership Campus for our work with ePortfolios.
The project will generate leadership, recommendations, examples of best practices and curricular designs, and an assessment framework, all designed to build campus capacity to:
- articulate the aims and importance of the essential learning outcomes;
- intentionally foster their achievement across the curriculum; and
- use cumulative assessments, especially e-portfolios, to both measure student progress and improve practices for achieving these outcomes
ePortfolios in the CSU
The CSU ePortfolio Project is a community of members - CSU faculty, staff, administrators - that share a common interest in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning through the use of ePortfolios. SF State has been recognized as an ePortfolio Center of Excellence in within the CSU. Within MERLOT there is an ePortfolio Portal with helpful information, learning materials and networking options related to ePortfolios.
ePortfolios and WASC
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities has endorsed the use of ePortfolios as a component in the review processes at the Department and Institutional levels. WASC now includes information about ePortfolio use in their Assessment Essentials Workshops.
SF State has featured ePortfolios as an aspect of the Stage II (Capacity and Preparatory Review) and III (Educational Effectiveness) phases of the accreditation process for our campus. Included as evidence is an Institutional Portfolio with a collection of videos documenting themes related to Teaching and Learning and Student Engagement, as well as a link to ePorfolio activities across the campus.
Below is a rubic (PDF) issued by WASC for reviewers.