The ePortfolio Initiative
Recognizing its efficacy as a high-impact practice in higher education, Albertus Magnus College began its ePortfolio initiative in the Fall of 2011, with help from an educational grant1.
Beginning in 2011, entering first-year students in the Traditional Undergraduate Day Program receive training in building an ePortfolio that showcases the knowledge and skills they develop through their education. An ePortfolio Lab in the second year expands and reinforces students’ initial work. When it is time to graduate, students can use their ePortfolios to support their applications for positions in their fields or graduate study. After graduation, the College continues to host students' ePortfolios so they can build on them and use them as they advance in their education and career.2
All first year students are required to develop an ePortfolio that aligns College benchmarks in core skills. The ePortfolio is a place to reflect, to critically think, to draw connections and to make meaning of learning. Students will use their ePortfolio to demonstrate learning over time, to improve academic performance, to reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses, to become civic-minded, and to prepare for meaningful careers.
For more information about the ePortfolio Initiative, contact Bren Campbell, ePortfolio Coordinator & Instructional Designer
1This grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis' retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.
2The College reserves the right to discontinue hosting ePortfolios should it deem it necessary to do so.