Professional development for faculty and staff is an essential component of successful ePortfolio initiatives. C2L campuses offer a range of powerful ePortfolio-related professional development opportunities, helping faculty and staff learn ways to use ePortfolio to advance student learning and success.
Successful ePortfolio initiatives incorporate the design principles of Inquiry, Reflection, and Integration
into their professional development practices.
Inquiry-focused professional development processes invite faculty and staff to explore questions about ePortfolio pedagogy and student learning by testing innovations in their courses and programs.
Reflective professional development processes offer educators structured opportunities to weigh the implications of their experiences, helping to make meaning and plan next steps.
Integrative professional development helps educators build on inquiry and reflection, transferring insights from particular experiences to broader processes of curricular and pedagogical change.
Click here to read the Catalyst Essay, Inquiry, Reflection, and Integration.
Featured Campus Stories and Practices:
An Inquiry-focused professional development process…
Faculty Inquiry Group: Touchstones, Keystones, and Capstones
At Virginia Tech, faculty participate in a year-long ePortfolio Development Network (ePDN), which includes a focused, one-week summer workshop that facilitates ePortfolio-related curricular planning for continued advancement of ePortfolio use within a program or department.
A Reflective professional development process…
Keeping Pace: Teaching Circles as the Cornerstone of Pace’s ePortfolio Project, our Professional Development Story
Through semester-long, hands-on workshops which encourage application and reflection, faculty members from across Pace University’s diverse schools and college engage in the incorporation of ePortfolio into their teaching.
Integrative professional development…
Holistic Evaluation of ePortfolios through Rubrics
This Professional Development activity from LaGuardia Community College guides faculty through a multi-stage process of collaboratively brainstorming, creating, testing, and revising rubrics for holistic evaluation of student ePortfolios.