Manhattanville College

MVC_CAt Manhattanville College, rigorous academic preparation within a nurturing environment is matched by personalized attention to every student. Their close-knit community of 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students is diverse, representing over 30 states and 60 countries.
Manhattanville has used paper portfolios for undergraduate assessment for nearly 40 years and the focus of the ePortfolio implementation on campus is to use electronic portfolios as a means not only to replace the standard paper portfolio, but to encourage deeper reflection, self-assessment and integrative thought through the use of guided prompts and templates.



Browse Manhattanville College's Stories and Practices:


The Manhattanville Portfolio System: Using Inquiry and Reflection to Support Integration across a Student’s College Career

The Connecting to the Liberal Arts essay primarily asks students to reflect on their academic choices up to their Sophomore years. The hope is that students are able to think about their academic choices and reflect upon and make connections across their experiences. The Examining the Mission essay asks them to consider themselves and their activities as they relate to the institutional mission. Read more [...]

From Paper to Pixels, Looseleaf to Links: A Seemingly Simple Transition of the Manhattanville Portfolio

What began as a transition from our paper Portfolio system, turned into a much larger and more fulfilling examination of our Learning Core. Read more [...]

Manhattanville College – Faculty Development Offered with a lot of “TLC”

Our professional development approach is best characterized by our centerpiece program, Teaching and Learning Circles (TLCs). The acronym “TLC” not only conveys a message of nurturing that we feel our faculty deserves, but also our commitment to modeling the kinds of collaborative and reflective learning experiences we hope to promote, both for ourselves and our students. Read more [...]

Manhattanville College – Professional Development Practice – Teaching and Learning Circles

With tender loving care (tlc) as a foundation for faculty development, our Teaching and Learning Circles (TLCs) bring faculty, staff and students together in an inquiry-oriented learning environment designed to explore the ways in which ePortfolio practices can support and enhance their teaching and learning goals. Read more [...]

Manhattanville College – Reflective Pedagogy Practice – Weekly Reflective Journal and Comments

Expanding the Classroom in First-Year Seminar – Having students posting weekly reflections and reading and commenting each other’s postings built a community spirit within the class and extended the conversation beyond class time. Read more [...]

Manhattanville College – Learning for a Sustainable Future and Using Social Media for Social Change

Seeing photo elicitation and social media as powerful tools for learning and social change, this ePortfolio-based pedagogy engages students in authentic and generative processes for constructing and representing emerging understandings of complex ideas relating to sustainability and for motivating social change for a sustainable future. Read more [...]

Manhattanville College – Our Technology Story

We were initially propelled to explore ePortfolios by a strong faculty sentiment to transition our long paper portfolio tradition to an electronic platform. Additionally, we hoped to increase student engagement with our Portfolio system through the use of technology. We began our exploration of ePortfolios as both technology and pedagogy in Spring 2010 with participation in the Making Connections seminar through LaGuardia Community College. Read more [...]

Manhattanville College – Sky’s the Limit: Using our bold history to make the most of our digital future

Standing on the shoulders of a forty-year-old portfolio tradition, we are exploring all of the ways in which this rich history of assessing the quality and character of our students’ learning through their paper portfolio submissions can lead to a promising digital future of ePortfolio-based Outcomes Assessment. Read more [...]
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