Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private institution based in Boston, Massachusetts, and additional locations in Charlotte and Seattle. With approximately 24,000 students, Northeastern is best known for its co-op program that integrates academic study with workplace-based experiential learning.
The College of Professional Studies (CPS), Graduate School of Education, leads the University’s involvement in Connect to Learning. CPS’s primary focus is on adult learners, including those employed fulltime, and therefore many of its programs are online. Because ePortfolios provide a space for making connections between worklife and learning, their use is a natural outgrowth of CPS’s mission and commitment to experiential learning.