Press Release

Twelve Institutions Will Participate in the 2021 Institute on ePortfolios

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today that twelve institutions representing fifteen teams from around the world are participating in the inaugural Institute on ePortfolios. This institute provides a year-long engagement opportunity for campuses and teams seeking to actualize an ambitious strategy to broaden student and faculty/staff engagement with ePortfolios. One team from each of the eleven institutions is participating in the institute, along with four disciplinary teams from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The ePortfolio Institute directly engages with campuses throughout the 2021 calendar year as participants’ ePortfolio implementation plans are put into practice.

In collaboration with the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), AAC&U launched the Institute on ePortfolios on January 22–23 during the 2021 Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios. Participating institutions will design their own implementation plan for bridging curricular and/or cocurricular learning with ePortfolios. Institute faculty will serve as partners for campus plan development.

The twelve institutions participating in the 2021 Institute on ePortfolios are:

  • Albany State University (GA)
  • Austin Community College (TX)
  • Bloomfield College (IN)
  • College of Idaho (ID)
  • Hartwick College (NY)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
  • Kennesaw State University (GA)
  • New York University (NY)
  • Savannah State (GA)
  • Sonoma State University (CA)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (NC)
  • University of the Ryukyus (Japan)

AAEEBL provides a community of practice and resources to help meet the needs of the global ePortfolio community and promotes portfolio learning as a major way to transform higher education.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Its work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states and 25 countries.

About AAC&U

AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,200 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities, and comprehensive universities of every type and size.

AAC&U functions as a catalyst and facilitator, forging links among presidents, administrators, faculty, and staff engaged in institutional and curricular planning. Through a broad range of activities, AAC&U reinforces the collective commitment to liberal education at the national, local, and global levels. Its high-quality programs, publications, research, meetings, institutes, public outreach efforts, and campus-based projects help individual institutions ensure that the quality of student learning is central to their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges.

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