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Tunxis CC, Vaughn College, Montclair State University

  1. 1. Campus Projects presented by<br />Tunxis Community College<br />Vaughn College<br />Montclair State University<br />Queensborough Community College<br />
  2. 2. Laura Gambino<br />Sally Terrell<br />Marguerite Yawin<br />The ePortfolio Projectat Tunxis Community College<br />Tunxis CC<br />1/12<br />
  3. 3. Laura Gambino<br />Sally Terrell<br />Marguerite Yawin<br />Mission: Impossible?<br />Tunxis CC<br />2/12<br />
  4. 4. ePortfolio Project: The Team<br />Tunxis CC<br />3/12<br />
  5. 5. ePortfolio Project: The Mission<br />Two Year Goal: All students will have the opportunity to create an ePortfolio while at Tunxis<br />Tunxis CC<br />4/12<br />
  6. 6. ePortfolio Project: The Mission<br />2009 Goals<br />Select and purchase new ePortfolio platform<br />Train all new and existing ePortfolio users<br />Purchase and set up a new, dedicated ePortfolio lab<br />Hire and train student workers to run lab<br />Tunxis CC<br />5/12<br />
  7. 7. ePortfolio Project: The Mission<br />2009 goals, con’t<br />Identify and work with 10 Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty<br />“Digicate” them<br />Hold monthly seminar sessions<br />Tunxis CC<br />6/12<br />
  8. 8. ePortfolio Project: The Issues<br />New ePortfolio platform<br />Separating assessment and abilities-based education from ePortfolio<br />Hiring and training student workers<br />Getting management to appreciate the time, effort, and value of this project<br />EPortfolio vs. Assessment battle with Institutional Research<br />All the little things…<br />Tunxis CC<br />7/12<br />
  9. 9. ePortfolio Project: The People Involved<br />10 LAS faculty received a small (very small) stipend for their efforts<br />The little things:<br />“I was Digicated this summer!”<br />Recognition certificates<br />ePortfolio Project ePortfolio<br />ePortfolio Project<br />LaGuardia learning community in Digication<br />Tunxis CC<br />8/12<br />
  10. 10. ePortfolio Project: The Successes<br />894 Student and Faculty ePortfolios created this semester<br />First LAS cohort completed seminar series<br />All either successfully incorporated ePortfolio<br /> into their classes or have a plan for Spring 2010<br />Collaborated with Center for Teaching<br />Will be offering “ePortfolio for the <br /> Liberal Arts and Sciences: seminar series<br /> this spring<br />Increased retention in Integrated Reading/<br /> Writing II<br />ePortfolio lab open 20 hours/week<br />Four student ePortfolio mentors<br />Tunxis CC<br />9/12<br />
  11. 11. ePortfolio Project: The Results<br />Izzy<br />Ahmed<br />Chris<br />Emily<br />Michele<br />Tunxis CC<br />10/12<br />
  12. 12. ePortfolio Project: Lessons Learned<br />There are no failures; only opportunities to learn and improve<br />There is not one “right” way to integrate ePortfolio into a class<br />Work with a “learning community” of faculty<br />Recognize strengths<br />Encourage dialogue<br />Share successes and hurdles<br />Set realistic goals<br />Little things can make a big difference<br />Attraction not Promotion<br />Fully understanding ePortfolio is a process; it doesn’t happen overnight<br />Tunxis CC<br />11/12<br />
  13. 13. ePortfolio Project: Our Next Mission<br />“ePortfolios for the Liberal Arts and Sciences” <br />5 part seminar series<br />Through the Center for Teaching<br />10 new “mentored” LAS faculty<br />Open to all interested full-time faculty<br />Continue to work with first cohort<br />Investigate LAS and General Studies Capstone course<br />Career programs will investigate viability of ePortfolio<br />Continue to promote the use of ePortfolio to all faculty at Tunxis<br />Presentations at faculty meetings, professional day <br />Tunxis CC<br />12/12<br />
  14. 14. Campus Projects presented by<br />Vaughn College<br />Montclair State University<br />Queensborough Community College<br />Tunxis Community College<br />
  15. 15. Vaughn College ePortfolio Plan<br />Said Lamhaouar<br />Khalid Mouaouya<br />Paul LaVergne<br />Vaughn College<br />1/19<br />
  16. 16. Vision and Goals<br />Use ePortfolio to enhance our holistic approach to student development at Vaughn<br />Document four year evolution of engineering students<br />Enhance program assessment <br />Enhance institutional assessment<br />Vaughn College<br />2/19<br />
  17. 17. Focus<br />Provide electronic history of student transformation from incoming students to individuals capable of <br />Performing undergraduate research<br />Entering graduate school or <br />Entering the job market well prepared.<br />Preliminary Focus of ePortfolio<br />Engineering Programs<br />Mathematics<br />First Year Experience<br />Vaughn College<br />3/19<br />
  18. 18. Strong Points of Plan<br />Aligned with our current vision<br />Practicality<br />Increase student sense of community<br />Increase student persistence<br />Increase faculty collaboration<br />Increase student and faculty engagement<br />Open to both full and part time faculty<br />Vaughn College<br />4/19<br />
  19. 19. Project Timeline<br />Summer 2009<br />Choose and implement platform<br />Design Training Components for Fall<br />Discuss potential ePortfolio courses<br />Discuss ePortfolio “studio” hour<br />Determine faculty to teach ePortfolio courses<br />Designate location for ePortfolio lab<br />Vaughn College<br />5/19<br />
  20. 20. Potential ePortfolio Courses<br />Freshman Year<br /> Designated ePortfolio courses<br /> FYW<br /> Solid Edge<br /> Engineering Statics<br />Sophomore Students<br /> Designated ePortfolio courses<br /> Engineering Dynamics<br /> Catia<br /> Strength of Materials<br /> Matlab<br />Vaughn College<br />6/19<br />
  21. 21. Potential ePortfolio Courses<br />Junior Year<br /> Designated ePortfolio courses<br /> Engineering Mathematics<br /> Numerical Methods<br /> Undergraduate Research<br />Senior Year<br /> Designated ePortfolio courses<br /> Heat Transfer<br /> Mechanical Vibrations<br /> Nastran Pastran<br /> Capstone Project<br />Vaughn College<br />7/19<br />
  22. 22. Project Timeline<br />Fall 2009<br />Review with faculty to take part in use of ePortfolio as part of their courses<br />Begin ePortfolio training for faculty<br />Begin ePortfolio training for student mentors<br />Review selected ePortfolio courses<br />Establish materials to be used from each course<br />Implement ePortfolio lab in designated space<br />Vaughn College<br />8/19<br />
  23. 23. Project Timeline<br />Spring 2010<br />Start pilot program <br />First year mechtronics program as a cohort<br />Designated ePortfolio courses for Spring 2010<br /> FYW<br /> Solid Edge<br /> Engineering Static<br /> Others<br />Use FYW to train students<br />Vaughn College<br />9/19<br />
  24. 24. Project Timeline<br />Summer 2010<br />Review data from Spring 2010<br />Plan for Fall 2010 expansion of program<br />Fall 2010<br />Expand program as decided in Summer 2010<br />Design Pre/Post Surveys<br />Vaughn College<br />10/19<br />
  25. 25. Faculty Engagement<br />Need to select faculty from Engineering/Math <br />Faculty training – set to start in Fall 2009<br />Form collaboration between FYW instructors and engineering math instructors<br />Lead faculty SKP<br />No issues with faculty computer proficiency<br />Vaughn College<br />11/19<br />
  26. 26. Faculty Incentives<br />Offer to those who pilot programs<br />Release time<br />Stipends<br />Conference travel<br />Part of the evaluation process for tenure and promotion <br />Vaughn College<br />12/19<br />
  27. 27. Technology<br />Platform<br /> In process of looking for platform<br /> Responsible parties<br /> SD, KM, SL, PL, CC, RA (others?)<br /> Have had presentations from <br /> Blackboard, Angel, Epsilon<br /> Epsilon<br /> Support for broader based community<br /> Good Price<br /> Budget for platform can come from Title V funds<br />Vaughn College<br />13/19<br />
  28. 28. Organization Support<br /> One full time manager<br /> Four student ePortfolio mentors<br /> Training for student ePortfolio mentors<br /> ePortfolio<br /> cameras/video<br /> flash/dreamweaver<br /> digital storytelling<br /> blackboard<br /> graphics applications<br />Vaughn College<br />14/19<br />
  29. 29. Training<br />Weekly workshops for student mentors covering<br /> ePortfolio<br /> cameras<br /> video<br /> flash dreamweaver<br /> digital storytelling<br /> blackboard<br /> generalized multimedia<br />Preliminary training for both faculty and staff<br /> In house<br /> Travel <br />Vaughn College<br />15/19<br />
  30. 30. Evaluation and Assessment<br />Progress vs. timeline<br />Summer 2009 <br />Platform implemented<br />Selection of Courses reviewed<br />Faculty Members Selected<br />Student Mentors Selected<br />Training methodology reviewed<br />Vaughn College<br />16/19<br />
  31. 31. Evaluation and Assessment<br />Progress vs. timeline<br />Fall 2009<br />Hire Ep student mentors<br />Record number of training classes offered to faculty/staff<br />Record training statistics of EP student mentors<br />Vaughn College<br />17/19<br />
  32. 32. Evaluation and Assessment<br />Progress vs. Timeline<br />Spring 2010 and Beyond<br />Track <br /># of EP classes on EP<br /># of students completing EP classes vs similar non-eP classes<br /># student surveys completed<br />Student grades vs Non-EP student grades<br />Administer pre and post student and faculty surveys<br />Longer term<br /># capstone projects<br /># of student research projects on ep<br /># of club eP entries<br />Effect of eP on student persistence<br />Vaughn College<br />18/19<br />
  33. 33. Resources and Institutional Support<br />Need to determine organizational structure<br />Make use of networks from other academic institutions<br /> LGA<br /> Brooklyn<br /> Queensboro<br /> Three Rivers<br />Vaughn College<br />19/19<br />
  34. 34. Campus Projects presented by<br />Montclair State University<br />Queensborough Community College<br />Tunxis Community College<br />Vaughn College<br />
  35. 35. Eleanor FlaniganYangling Sun<br />Ronald Sharps Carolyn Masterson<br />December 2009<br />Montclair State University<br />1/19<br />
  36. 36. Montclair State UniversityReflection on the First Year<br />Making Connections <br />ePortfolio in Higher Education<br />Montclair State University<br />2/19<br />
  37. 37. University Profile<br />Forbes ranked Montclair State among the top 100 public colleges in the country at number 54, and top among publics in the state. <br />Forbes ranked Montclair State at number 15 among the 25 top best buys in the Northeast.<br />Montclair State University<br />3/19<br />
  38. 38. University Profile<br />MSU Fall 2009 enrollment:<br />14,139 Undergraduates (61% female, 39% male)<br />4,032 Graduates (72% female, 28% male)<br />MSU Academic Units (of nearly 300 majors, minors, concentrations, and certificate programs):<br />College of the Arts <br />College of Education and Human Services<br />College of Humanities and Social Sciences<br />College of Science and Mathematics<br />School of Business<br />Graduate School<br />MSU Faculty:<br />524 Full-time<br />873 Part-time/Adjuncts<br />Montclair State University<br />4/19<br />
  39. 39. Overview of the YearInitial Goals and Objectives<br />The application of ePortfolios in curricula to deepen pedagogy, as well as demonstrate and advance growth in learning<br /><ul><li>Introduce ePortfolio applications and pedagogical significance to faculty
  40. 40. Pilot several platforms
  41. 41. Create templates</li></ul>The integration of ePortfolios into program and student outcomes assessment<br /><ul><li>Recommend ePortfolio applications to address assessment issues for Middle States Commission on Higher Education and other accreditation agencies</li></ul>The presentation of ePortfolios to prospective employers or clients to enhance opportunities for career development and attainment<br /><ul><li>Introduce ePortfolio applications to Career Development</li></ul>Montclair State University<br />5/19<br />
  42. 42. Overview of the YearInitial Goals and Objectives-1<br />Montclair State University<br />6/19<br />
  43. 43. Overview of the YearInitial Goals and Objectives-2<br />Recommend ePortfolio applications to address assessment issues for Middle States Commission on Higher Education and other accreditation agencies<br />The integration of ePortfolios into program and student outcomes assessment<br />Montclair State University<br />7/19<br />
  44. 44. Overview of the YearInitial Goals and Objectives-3<br />Montclair State University<br />8/19<br />
  45. 45. A Student-Centered Approach<br />Montclair State University<br />9/19<br />
  46. 46. Overview of the YearChallenges & Changes Along the Way<br />Getting stakeholders to the Making Connections during the summer session at LaGuardia Community College <br />Maintaining sufficient instructional design staff to create templates and work with interested parties<br />Determining an appropriate ePortfolio platform<br />Reaching all levels of University faculty and administrators required to achieve campus-wide implementation <br />Montclair State University<br />10/19<br />
  47. 47. Overview of the YearStakeholders and Faculty Engagement<br />Provost Representation—Dr. Joanne Cote-Bonanno, Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Assessment<br />New Faculty Development Program—Dr. Luis Fuentes, Director<br />Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program—Director, Center for Community-based Learning<br />Teaching Fellows Program—Dr. Kenneth Bain, Director of the Research Academy of University Learning and Associate Provost for Instruction<br />Office of Information Technology—Dr. Ed Chapel, Vice President for Information Technology<br />Career Services and Cooperative Education—Dr. Carolyn Jones, Director<br />Student Services—Dr. James Harris, Associate Dean of Students<br />Montclair State University<br />11/19<br />
  48. 48. Highlights of AchievementBenchmarks & Progress<br />Presentation to College Deans, Associate Provosts of Instruction, University Learning, and Faculty <br />Presentation to other stakeholders, including Assistant/Associate Deans from all Colleges and Student Affairs, Director of Career Development, and Assistant Director of the Research Academy of University Learning<br />Presentation to (self-selected) faculty, including academic department chairs<br />Surveys of faculty and students<br />Creation of templates<br />Implementation of pilots in the General Education Writing Program, College of Art and Design, Cooperative Education, and Teacher Education<br />Montclair State University<br />12/19<br />
  49. 49. Highlights of AchievementImplementation Plans <br />Montclair State University<br />13/19<br />
  50. 50. Highlights of AchievementImplementation Plans <br />Montclair State University<br />14/19<br />
  51. 51. Projected Contact Statistics<br />22 Teaching Fellows in RAUL<br />New Faculty Hires<br />Faculty for New Student Experience<br />19 Service Learning Faculty Fellows<br />Career Counselors<br />50 Selected Faculty per College (10 per College will include Teaching Mentors; Graduate School does not have its own faculty)<br />Instructional Designers and College Tech Coordinators<br />Montclair State University<br />15/19<br />
  52. 52. Lessons Learned<br />That we identify an ePortfolio platform that can be used effectively across disciplines<br />That we demonstrate how ePortfolios help to support and advance current priority efforts such as program and student assessment<br />Montclair State University<br />16/19<br />
  53. 53. What’s Next?<br />Finalize the ePortfolio platform with support from the University Academic Computing Committee<br />Review ePortfolio templates with a broad range of selected academic program coordinators from each College for program assessment<br />Work with selected faculty from each College ready to apply ePortfolios for program and student assessment<br />Determine specific needs of Student Affairs and Career Development for ePortfolio applications <br />Montclair State University<br />17/19<br />
  54. 54. Freshman Experience<br />1st Semester<br />ePortfolio introduced<br />Student begins ePortfolio<br />ePortfolio Training<br />each Semester<br />Student adds evidence to <br />ePortfolio and improve <br />capacity<br /> for reflection<br />ePortfolio Training<br />each Semester<br />Student adds and refined <br />evidence<br />and reflection<br />ePortfolio Training<br />each Semester<br />Student adds and refines <br />evidence<br />and reflection, <br />prepare for presentation <br />and <br />assessment<br />Anticipated Progression of Student ePortfolio Application<br />Montclair State University<br />18/19<br />
  55. 55. ePortfolio Program<br />Still in Progress…<br />Montclair State University<br />19/19<br />
  56. 56. Campus Projects presented by<br />Queensborough Community College<br />Tunxis Community College<br />Vaughn College<br />Montclair State University<br />
  57. 57. REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST YEAR: ePORTFOLIO<br />“Making Connections” Mini Grant<br />Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE)<br />LaGuardia Community College <br />Queensborough Community College<br />Patricia Burke, MSN, RN<br />Assistant Professor<br />Georgina Colalillo, MSN, RN<br />Associate Professor<br />Barbara Caravanos, Director<br />Nursing Resource Center<br />1/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  58. 58. Why Integrate ePortfolio in the Nursing Curriculum?<br /><ul><li>Emphasizes learner-centered pedagogy
  59. 59. Fosters confidence in use of technology
  60. 60. Encourages experimentation with different forms of digital media
  61. 61. Offers flexibility – lends itself to multiple pathways through education and careers
  62. 62. Has ability to support enhanced learning, professional/career development, transfer, assessment and accreditation</li></ul>2/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  63. 63. Value of ePortfolio in the Nursing Curriculum<br /><ul><li>collection of students work and student reflection on their learning
  64. 64. curricular standards
  65. 65. course assignments
  66. 66. student artifacts in response to assignments
  67. 67. student reflection and reviewer feedback
  68. 68. Digital format adds versatility, portability and visability
  69. 69. Documents student learning and development of professional identity over time</li></ul>3/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  70. 70. Goals:<br /><ul><li>incorporate ePortfolio into the capstone nursing course as a high impact learning strategy -to build student engagement and more integrative education.
  71. 71. focus on career presentation – helping students to showcase their achievements for both employment, transfer and career advancement
  72. 72. utilize ePortfolio as an assessment tool that supports student evaluation and program assessment that meet both the general education objectives and National League for Nursing (NLN) criteria. </li></ul>4/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  73. 73. Integrating ePortfolio into the nursing curriculum<br /><ul><li>Faculty orientation to ePortfolio (May, 2009)
  74. 74. NU 203 faculty = Key Stakeholders
  75. 75. ePortfolio workshop June 18th at LaGuardia Community College
  76. 76. ePortfolio tutorials & workshops</li></ul>5/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  77. 77. Integrating ePortfolio into the nursing curriculum<br /><ul><li>Focus on NU 203 Capstone course
  78. 78. Commence in Fall 2009
  79. 79. Initial orientation to ePortfolio at the start of the semester
  80. 80. Offer weekly “Studio Lab Hour” </li></ul>6/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  81. 81. STUDENT ePortfolio Timeline<br />7/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  82. 82. Challenges and Changes:<br /><ul><li> Internal Review Board (IRB) approval
  83. 83. Student survey – December 15th, 2009
  84. 84. Anecdotal: too much during the last semester, additional NLN exams (3) and papers for clinical course
  85. 85. Students did not have the time to make corrections prior to uploading PDF format</li></ul>8/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  86. 86. LESSONS LEARNED/RECOMMENDATIONS:<br /><ul><li> Timing of workshops: prior to beginning coursework
  87. 87. Build into course objectives
  88. 88. Offer incentives
  89. 89. Better use of tech mentors – show student ePortfolio samples
  90. 90. scaffold assignments
  91. 91. Faculty support and buy-in
  92. 92. Sustain the momentum</li></ul>9/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />
  93. 93. WHAT’S NEXT???<br />10/10<br />Queensborough CC<br />