ePortfolio Third-Year Pilot ProposalPrepared by Dr. Lori HagerAssistant Professor, Arts and Administration ProgramAssociate Director, Center for Community Arts and Cultural PolicyProject Director, ePortfoliosSeptember 13, 2007Ed Tech Committee:The ePortfolio project thanks you for your support over the last two years, and yourcontinued interest in the development of the ePortfolio pilot project. Ed Tech funds havebeen critical to the development of the project over the last two years, and third yearfunding will support the project in its sustainability plan. We are greatly encouraged byrecent developments including the campus-wide ad hoc ePortfolio group, thedevelopment of a new website which will allow greater student access, theinterdisciplinary ePortfolio proposal, and the invitation to speak at the InternationalePortfolio conference in The Netherlands in October, 2007. These represent significantefforts to build interdisciplinary bridges connecting departments and academic,administrative units, and alumni, to create opportunities to better serve the needs ofstudents and the campus. We are cognizant of the mandate to utilize Ed Tech funds toincrease student access to the project, and I hope that you will agree that what we haveaccomplished so far in the project, and our vision and goals for the third year, serve thispurpose.This document responds to the Ed Tech committee’s request for a budget proposal for thethird funding of the ePortfolio project. Accompanying materials include our Year TwoExecutive Summary and Re-Application, which provides details on our work so far, ourstrategic plan for Year Three, and our Interdisciplinary ePortfolio Initiative Proposal.Accompanying materials provide a synopsis of each year’s goals and outcomes.Since this project was designed as a three-year pilot, it is critical that the level of fundingfor Year Three be maintained so that we can accomplish what we set out to do. Asignificant degree of momentum has been generated through our efforts, and the effortsof our interdisciplinary partners in Journalism and Education. This project design is basedon the best available models for ePortfolios in professional schools and colleges, andextends the model in a comprehensive and flexible design. Additionally, we would like tooffer to the campus a year-long Interdisciplinary ePortfolio Initiative composed ofprofessional schools on campus to share resources for the purposes of engaging with thelarger campus community concerning ePortfolio applications.
In summary, goals and anticipated outcomes for this year include1: Beta test new PLONE-based ePortfolio webspace New ePortfolio website allows students access to ePortfolio accounts, to create and manage their eportfolios, and which includes a searchable database connecting students to professional communities. The structure will be in place to include a department-level course-driven project gallery, which allows faculty to archive and model exemplary student work, and includes group collaboration functions. Additionally, the website allows expansion to a fully private webspace for archiving student academic work. (See attached materials for detail on research-based web development vision). Interdisciplinary ePortfolio Initiative (see attached) This initiative proposes that the three professional schools involved in the ad hoc ePortfolio group conduct presentations and workshops throughout the academic year to communicate with the campus, national, and international communities about eportfolios generally, and campus-based project specifically. This includes presentations at Dean’s faculty meetings, TEP workshops, at the international ePortfolio conference in The Netherlands, and other conferences to be determined. Plans also include sponsoring a series of forums or symposium designed to bring attention to the role of ePortfolios in higher education, best practices/models, and forums to assess interest in other academic and administrative units on campus. PODS-based interdisciplinary ePortfolio workshops and tutors Continue to model student access to ePortfolios through the AAA Professional and Outreach and Development for Students office through advising, ePortfolio workshops, and tutoring. Participating students from Journalism, Education, and AAA are offered ePortfolio webspace in order to create, archive, and maintain their professional ePortfolios. This includes making the ePortfolios available to students for a designated period of time post-graduation. We are respectfully requesting that the third year funding sustain at the same level as Years One and Two. We have built our model in anticipation of this support, and hope that the interest in ePortfolios supports moving our local project to wider dissemination. Given that, following is a general outline of the budget lines to support the third level implementation.1 Please access the Annual Reports for 05 and 06, and the Interdisciplinary ePortfolioInitiative Proposal – all of which have been provided to the Ed Tech Committee,(additional copies can be provided).
Budget JustificationePortfoliosAcademic Year 2007-2008Total Request: 32,000Project Personnel 12,000 Curriculum and Technology 3000 Project Direction, Research and Development 6000 Course administration and student advising 3000Instruction/Administrative 12,000 ePortfolio tutors 6000 GTF, Project Assistant 6000Research, Development, and Dissemination 8000 Symposium and Consulting 6000 Faculty Liaison 1500 Technology Support 500PROJECT PERSONNELEric Schiff, CurriculumAnd Technology Consultant 3000 Eric Schiff has been instrumental in the development of the project, in his role as instructor for ePortfolio development courses through AAD and PODS, his supervisory capacity for the ePortfolio tutors, and as web development project director.PODS (Professional Outreach and Development for Students) 3000 PODS will be the primary delivery mechanism for the ePortfolio advising and course options offered AAA-wide. This supports Career Intensive ePortfolio course administration, publicity, and advising.Lori Hager, Ph.D.Project Director 6000 This position will be re-conceived this year from a project management role to research and development as we move into a strategic planning and dissemination phase. First two years of the Ed Tech grant, these were taken as course buy-outs to allow time for project leadership during each academic year. Current allocation in consultation with Department.INSTRUCTION/ADMINISTRATIONGTF (GTF for 3 quarters w/out tuition remission) 6000 The GTF will function as project assistant for project organization, evaluation, and communication. This 1/4 position will be added to an existing 1/4 time GTF position with an existing tuition waiver.Tutors (2 tutors at 10.00/hr for 10hrs/wk each quarter) 6000 This funds 2 ePortfolio tutor positions. Evaluations for the last 2 years demonstrate that the tutors are critical to the success of students creating, posting, and maintaining their eportfolios.
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, DISSEMINATIONSymposiumAnd Consultations 6000 Third year goals and strategic planning include the Interdisciplinary eportfolio Initiative (see attached). Goals include a series of campus presentations, as well as working toward a campus- wide symposium to bring attention to, to inform, and to create a forum for campus-level conversations to envision the role of ePortfolios on the UO campus. Jonathon Richter/CATE, and Helen Barrett would be significant partners in bringing relative constituencies together for these conversations. May also include bringing consultants and experts to campus, and assist with travel for research, consultation, and disseminationFaculty Liaison 1500 Work to develop faculty advisory committee for ePortfolio. Faculty Liaison last year was instrumental in articulating the needs of the faculty relative to the project.Technology Support 500