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ePortfolio Student Showcase 2015

Learning Matters ePortfolio Mini-Grant Funding Supplement

The Center for Teaching and Learning recently established the Learning Matters ePortfolio Mini-Grant Funding Supplement. The supplement is designed to support programs that work to better integrate ePortfolio practice into their curriculum as a teaching and learning tool to:

  1. enhance student learning and personal development;
  2. build student success; and/or
  3. address the new Competencies and Abilities in meaningful and efficient ways, using the ePortfolio itself as a way of assessing Integrative Learning and/or Digital Communication.

Sixteen projects that focus on curriculum development, professional development and the design and development of assignments and activities addressing the new competencies were awarded funding:

  • Accounting - Infusing Core Competencies and ePortfolio into BTA 111, 112, 201 and 202.
  • Business Administration - Infusing the Core Competencies and ePortfolio into BTF 101, BT/121, BTM 103.
  • Travel & Tourism - Building on BTF 101 and BTI121, Infusing Core Competencies & ePortfolio into BTT 212 and BTN 211
  • The English ePortfolio - From Practical to Pedagogical; Depositing to Deepening Understanding of ePortfolio Pedagogy.
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant - Comprehensive Integration of Competencies, Abilities & ePortfolio into SCO 101, 110,175, 214 and 215
  • Physical Therapy Assistant - Comprehensive Integration of Competencies, Abilities and ePortfolio into SCT 101,102, 203, 211, 212, 220, 221, 230,231, 290, 291 and 292.
  • Fine Arts - Infusing Core Competencies and ePortfolio into Visual Arts.
  • Computer Sciences - Infusing Core Competencies throughout CS Program with ePortfolio into MAC101, 293, 260.
  • Engineering - Developing Course Assignments & Enhancing Existing ePortfolio in the Engineering Program into MAE 211, 213 and 219.
  • Biology - Refining Assignments in Biology Courses Based on the New Competencies and ePortfolio into SCB 101, 201, 202, 252 and 260.
  • Environmental Science - Integrating Core Competencies & ePortfolio into Program Core Courses in SCG 150 and 250.
  • Chemistry - Integrating Targeted Core Competencies, Rubrics and ePortfolio with Assignments in Chemistry in SCC 101, 201 and 202.
  • Physics - Integrating Targeted Core Competencies, Rubrics and ePortfolio with Assignments in Physics in SCP 101, 105,140 and 201.
  • Criminal Justice - Developing Assignments around Core Competencies and ePortfolio for CJ Courses (including FYS, Intra to CJ, Criminology, Corrections, Policing and Crime and Justice in Urban Society).
  • Psychology - Integrating a Developmental Model into the Use of the Core Competencies, Program Competencies, Communication Abilities and ePortfolio across FYS, Urban Psychology, Social Psychology and Urban Black Psychology.
  • Political Science/Sociology- Building the Global Learning Competency among Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty in the Social Sciences.
  • To assist mini-grant project leaders in effectively addressing the goals of the ePortfolio Supplemental Funding, the Center for Teaching and Learning offers a series of seven support workshops scheduled across the 18-month duration of the grant period. These workshops will provide project leaders with guidance from faculty colleagues and useful resources, including:

  • Models of programmatic curriculum integration;
  • Written & multimedia resources for advancing effective ePortfolio pedagogy and practice;
  • Strategies for professional development; and
  • Approaches to using ePortfolio to address LaGuardia’s Competencies and Abilities.

Profs. Clarence Chan and Rajendra Bhika lead the workshops, supported by Dr. Mercedes del Rosario and the ePortfolio Consultants.